In March of 2001 I set out with my flatmates Yashica T3 and photographed the little piece of East London that I'd called home since 1999. My 2 year work visa was about to end I was heading back to Melbourne.
I started my East End life in an ex council flat in Old Montague St, just off Brick Lane.
I was fortunate enough to get a job working at the film lab Metro Imaging, which was heaven for me as a young photographer.
Metro Imaging was in Clerkenwell and I would walk everyday from Brick Lane, through Shoreditch and up Old St to Clerkenwell.
You could count the number of bars in Shoreditch on one hand at that point, but there was so much going on and it was such a fun place to be.
Spitalfields Market was a favourite haunt for me on the weekends. I loved the energy and the mix of people that would walk the rabbit warren of stalls selling all sorts.
Brick Lane will always be a special place for me. It continues to change, and a lot of the old charm has been lost, but it's still a wonderful place to people watch, take in the brilliant street art and eat delicious food.