A city constantly changing by Sam Irons in London, England, UK

This wrapped up tower was either being put up or knocked down, I’m not sure which. London is constantly changing, but it holds onto its past. You might find part of the medieval city wall next to a gleaming modernist highrise, or a druidic burial sight next to a chain restaurant.

Name:Sam Irons

Place you live: London

Place your photo was taken: Dalston, East London

Can you sum up Dalston?: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” Samuel Johnson, 1777.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: Varies

What is a perfect day in Dalston? Any sunny day, we get very excited.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Walk around Stoke Newington graveyard (Hammer Horror), explore the Barbican (Nineteen Eighty-Four), and drink at Gordon’s Wine Bar (Sherlock Holmes).

A perfect Dalston meal? Oysters and Guinness at The Cow, (Westbourne Park Rd)

What is the best thing about your spot? 300 languages

What is the worst? The weather

A little known fact about where you live? London is officially 1,969 years old.

Your favorite place in the world? Stromboli

Who are your three favorite photographers? Annette Kelmv, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ed Ruscha