Hello and welcome to the art guide through morning Hackney! In our Starbucks era it is difficult to imagine a place within London’s two central zones innocently free from high-street coffee-chains and busy capital madness. But this place exists. The home of musicians, artists, photographers and all those creative types for whom nine to five is not an option. Nice warm ambiance of hidden independent coffee shops - old wood tables, chalkboard menus, light and airy rooms, country-style cups, wood fire, candle-light, soft furnishings and paintings, the bitter smell of coffee, retro music, chocolate brownies - the way to spend a cold January afternoon or a hot July morning. This project is my gratitude to the borough which gives so much inspiration to its residents. Me and the best UK artists explore East London street by street, make art notes and share nice spots for late morning coffee, interesting talks and work. Love needs to be shared!
This is non-profit publishing project with the ultimate goal to publish an art guide to the best Hackney morning spots.
My thanks go to my friend and great photographer Eugene P. without whom I would never have fallen in love with London and completed this project.
A very special thank you to all contributors for their talent and inspiration.
Also there will be never enough gratitude for the support from friends and family. Katya Katkova
The project is supported by:
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