peckham by marcus hessenberg

Proper Peckham in Pictures by Marcus Hessenberg

Peckham is becoming more and more known for the hipster bars and Victorian housing stock. Whether you know the area or are new, take time to get to know the Peckham that is Rye Lane.

A strong community of people live and work here and rather than trying the new bar down the road with exposed brick wall and assorted coffee cups, try a Nigerian takeaway or go get your eyes threaded for £3.

Photos by myself – visit www.marcushessenberg.com for more

Toyin at La Peach Beauty

Toyin at La Peach Beauty

Peckham - Marcus Hessenberg

Adam from Station Barbers

Adam from Station Barbers

Shirts in Window on Rye Lane

Shirts in Window on Rye Lane

Peckham Rye Station Arcade - the plans are to demolish this building - what will happen to the business with in is uncertain - from hairdressers to veg shops, dentists to cafes.

Peckham Rye Station Arcade – the plans are to demolish this building – what will happen to the business with in is uncertain – from hairdressers to veg shops, dentists to cafes.

Rye Lane is a very busy high street, full of meat shops, chains and bargain stores. Food ranges from Nigerian, Ghanaian, Middle Eastern, Jamaican and Persian.

Rye Lane is a very busy high street, full of meat shops, chains and bargain stores. Food ranges from Nigerian, Ghanaian, Middle Eastern, Jamaican and Persian.

North Peckham was heavily bombed in the war - the architecture varies from one extreme to the other.

North Peckham was heavily bombed in the war – the architecture varies from one extreme to the other.

Toyin at La Peach Beauty on Blenheim Grove, by the station. Peckham features a condensed area of African Beauty Salons. Known as Little Lagos, Africans come from far and wide for the competitive prices. Women stand on the corners asking "Want to do you hair?"

Toyin at La Peach Beauty on Blenheim Grove, by the station. Peckham features a condensed area of African Beauty Salons. Known as Little Lagos, Africans come from far and wide for the competitive prices. Women stand on the corners asking “Want to do you hair?”

Nicholas of People Empowering People and his Friend. Nicholas is a local campaigner who works with facilitating the youngsters of the area and promoting local opportunities to the long term residents of the area.

Nicholas of People Empowering People and his Friend. Nicholas is a local campaigner who works with facilitating the youngsters of the area and promoting local opportunities to the long term residents of the area.

Local Shopkeepers on Rye Lane

Local Shopkeepers on Rye Lane

Mark, the Co Founder of Peckham Peculiar, a local newspaper promoting the community from all backgrounds and their activities.

Mark, the Co Founder of Peckham Peculiar, a local newspaper promoting the community from all backgrounds and their activities.

Children fromt the local Church on Rye Lane

Children from the local Church on Rye Lane

Fruit and Veg, Rye Lane

Fruit and Veg, Rye Lane

Bus Stop Rye Lane

Bus Stop Rye Lane

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Marcus Hessenberg

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London based photographer and film maker, working with Portraiture, Documentation and Travel.