German photographer Philipp Ebeling meanders through the many eclectic avenues and rambling streets of one city’s forgotten communities in London Ends. Ebeling documents the edges of a metropolis he has called home for 15 years, seeking out those neighborhoods too close to the hub of the city for upper class development, yet too far to receive the financial support of the city central.
Ebeling’s world is one of small towns gobbled up by London’s rapidly expanding growth, often full of immigrants and neglected shops and school grounds. An immigrant himself, Ebeling finds these quirky streets a place for invention and excitement—a place where the convergence of different nationalities, traditions, and stories bubble to life in a colorful parade. Though London towers brightly in the distance, it is the tiny communities, schools and micro-cultures that truly bring the city to life.
Ebeling is the co-owner and creator of the Fishbar Gallery in Dalston, East London. He recently took a 10-day sojourn of the city in a 250km loop, revisiting and rediscovering the places he had documented throughout the years.