Next to being the founder of The Velvet Cell, a lovely urban photo book publisher, Eanna Freeney is also a very talented photographer himself. He moved from homecountry Ireland to London to study by day, and venture out to explore the secrets of the city by night. Eanna’s photography aims to explore the impact of urban environments on human beings. In Future Starts Slow, showed below, he portays the regeneration of East London, where the remnants of industralisation still have an impact on the current inhabitants, or as he puts it beautifully: “ The future will be shaped by the relics of the past.”.
[They] are rediscovering their identities following years of considerable de-industrialisation and the relocation of labour and employment elsewhere. What is left in its place is a physical form built for a past life, now being reinterpreted for the present.