The city of London is witnessing an important architectural change. This urban planning is linked to profound sociocultural changes visible in everyday life. The buying and renovating of houses and shops in deteriorated neighborhood by wealthier individuals, improves property values and displaces low-income families and small businesses. EASTERN (A POSTCARD FROM HACKNEY) tries to explore the evolution of the contemporary life of the residents of HACKNEY borough using vernacular architecture as a metaphor. This is an oblique way of talking about social changes in a dialectic between public space and private sphere. Photography allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the narratives that are present on the surface of the urban landscape. This is where the paradox of transparency lies in these photographs.