Wayne Waterson | Hackney, 1970s-80s

Photographs from the archive of photographer and director Wayne Waterson.

“In the late 1980s I applied to do a photography course. I had no idea if I would be excepted but I had nerve, a big mouth, and confidence, and talked my way into a foundation course at The London College of Printing. I later went on to study film and have been a Casting Director for the past 38 years.”

Boy in Phone Box. Hackney, 1970s.
Boy in Phone Box. Hackney, 1970s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hackney, 1970s.
Young girl in Hackney, 1970s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hackney, 1970s.
Hackney, 1970s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Brick Lane Market, 1970s.
Old Teddy Boy on Brick Lane Market, 1970s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Brick Lane Market, 1970s.
Brick Lane Market, 1970s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Young family on a bus, Shoreditch, 1980s.
Family on the bus. Hackney, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

“I began taking photos at the age of 14 and loved it for the sense of freedom it gave me, I also idolised David Bailey for he was a working class kid who had made it and made something out of himself.” – Wayne Waterson.

Hoxton, Hackney, 1980s.
Chance Street, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hoxton, Hackney, 1980s.
Billy. Hoxton, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hoxton, Hackney, 1980s.
Kids in Hoxton, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Burnt out Capri, Haggerston, 1970s.
Burnt out Capri. Haggerston, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hoxton, Hackney, 1980s.
Kids playing at Terrorists, Hoxton, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Hoxton, Hackney, 1980s.
Kid smoking a cigarette, Hoxton, 1980s.

Photo © Wayne Waterson.

Gallery first published 2nd July, 2018. © Wayne Waterson / British Culture Archive. All rights reserved.

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