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Looting in Walthamstow

Two shots of Walthamstow High Street earlier this morning, following overnight looting which spread through parts of northeast London including Walthamstow and Enfield, some 24 hours after riots in nearby Tottenham. Strangely quiet after the endless sirens last night, and most residents who are out and about seem genuinely shocked, describing the people who did …

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Stop taking photos of my shop

Several months ago, while taking photos in Walthamstow Market (a not unusual practice for me, since I live nearby), I was framing a shot from the middle of the street, waiting for a break in pedestrians – when through my viewfinder I observed the shopkeeper emerge and stride angrily towards me. The subsequent conversation is …

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