Vintage photos show a gritty Brick Lane in 70s and 80s

Vintage photos show a gritty Brick Lane in 70s and 80s

British photographer Paul Trevor has released a collection of black and white street images taken in the East End during the 70s and 80s. 

In his new photography book, Once Upon a Time in Brick Lane, he captures the gritty and fun side of the iconic area before it underwent significant social change. 

Alan Gilbey writes in the book's introduction: "Looking at Paul’s photographs, you can see all the special, fleeting, human moments... With the flick of a shutter, at the perfect time, these people live again. Even in monochrome, there is so much life."

Click through the gallery at the top for highlights from the book. 

Brick Lane, London E1 1977 (Paul Trevor) Once upon a time in Brick Lane (£25, Hoxton Mini Press)    More about: | Photography | East London
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