Along the Hackney Canal wins ‘Best in Book’ 2016 by Creative Review Photography Annual
Book 11 in the East London Photo Stories series by Hoxton Mini Press, Along the Hackney Canal has won the prestigious ‘Best in Book’ award in the Creative Review Photography Annual. The magazine noted that Freya Najade’s “pictures focus mainly on colours, details, textures and the effect of natural light, and allow us to see this landscape with a whole new perspective”, before concluding that “it was this surprising gentleness and beauty that seduced our judges”.
Freya’s photographs take the viewer on a slow journey along the waterways of East London, from the Regent’s Canal to the River Lea, discovering unexpected beauty and wilderness in the heart of the city. The photos carry an effortless beauty and communicate a journey, one which mirrors the water that flows constantly through the city, taking the readers from crispy frosted grassy banks, to algae-filled streams and lush woodland.
German-born Freya’s photos, while rooted in landscape photography, focus mainly on colours, details, textures and the effect of natural light – allowing the viewer to see this landscape with a whole new perspective.
The book is available to buy from Hoxton Mini Press.