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Ali D

Ali D

Ali Dewji is the co-founder of I_AM Self Publishing – an independent publishing house that makes printed and digital books. I photographed Ali and his sister Leila (the other co-founder) in the members room of the Tate Britain.

Poetry Film Event

Poetry Film Event

I was lucky to document an event at The Groucho private members club for Zata Banks, founder of Poetry Film, an organisation that sources and screens films made from and of poems.

Fake it till you make it

My Top 5 Places of 2015

I signed up for Pay as u Gym (PAYG) in May 2015. Before then I went to the same grotty gym in Holloway and did variations of the same exercises and stood in line behind the same people…

Kaiser Haq

Kaiser H

The Bangladeshi poet and scholar Kaiser Haq photographed at the Globe Road Festival, Friday 13 November 2015. Kaiser is published in Wasafiri 84 – The Bangladesh Special.

Dewjis and Me

More Fit Cannon Street

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU GO TO THE FANCIEST GYM IN TOWN, if you don’t have a plan and someone there to push you, then you’re not going to make the most out of each workout.

Cycle Shoes at Cyclebeat

Cyclebeat

EXERCISE CLASSES HAVE VARYING THERAPEUTIC VALUES, some like a brisk walk with a good friend, others a full-on intervention with dumbbells and powerplates.

Bobby Nayyar and Ali Dewji

Exerceo Training

BEHIND A NONDESCRIPT DOOR a few paces from the hipster hustle of Commercial Street is a studio where you can get wired, and then some. Exerceo Training is one of the few places in London where you can try Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS).

Tether

We emerged from the labyrinth
Beneath Nagoya train station
And rode the escalators
As high as we could go

Ben B

Taken at Open Pen magazine’s recent event at Jamboree in Limehouse. Taking photographs of people performing is never easy. I was trying to get the right angle of writer Ben Byrne and stepping back to take a shot of the audience, I saw him through a purple sheer curtain, which seemed to add a silky Instagram…

Sean Preston

Sean P

Sean grew up in East London where he still lives, now by the river. Open Pen is a project Sean had in mind for some years, waiting patiently for his life to be ‘less busy’ before giving the concept the time and energy it required. He then realised that no one ever finds any semblance…

Agne M.

Agne M.

Social Entrepreneur and Photographer Agne Monti photographed at the launch of her exhibition, Shades to Illuminate, at Vagabond N7.

Copywriting

In my 3.5 years at Little, Brown and now as Publisher of Limehouse Books, I’ve enjoyed writing copy for blurbs, the web and advertising campaigns. I love to write shout lines but am versatile enough to write longer copy.