LPA Photographers / Will Hartley / All Change
Over the past year Will Hartley has been documenting the Breakdancing scene in Stratford in East London through his project ‘All Change’.
Following a particular group called ‘Rain Crew’ to start with, Will then expanded the project and began documenting the whole scene. Photographing the dancers at ‘battles’ and also at home relaxing together! Will says that he really wanted to ‘capture the intensity of the competitions, the camaraderies of the crews and also the sheer physicality of the dance moves that were put together, seeming effortlessly’.
Some of the dancers are professionals who train incredibly hard and travel all over the world for breakdancing battles, however most of the dancers have day jobs. From dance teachers and fitness instructors to dentist and librarians, so Will says they practiced at night until the early hours of the morning.
Will also says everyone he met while shooting the project were very open and friendly, and very welcoming, which helped him get closer capture these amazing images.