With the success of the “Young London” and “Young Manchester” photo-blog we are proud to present to you Young Bristol!
Photo-journalist, Georgie Grainger has now presented us with the “Bristolian” perspective by giving us photos of young people throughout Bristol!
Georgie has a passion for documenting people through film and photography. She is a photographer and writer for the 99% campaign blog and magazine.
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Alex- 22 & Luca- 25
“I came to Bristol to study illustration. I didn’t really enjoy my degree I found it boring, but now that I’ve finished I want to get back into it again. Each day I say I’m going to find a job but there’s so much to do here that I keep getting distracted. I think I need a routine.” -Alex
“I’ve been in Bristol for nearly nine years on and off I would always come back for festivals and then end up staying for a least a year.” -Luca
What do you like about Bristol?
“The fact that there’s loads of independent shops, Gloucester road is full of them. Everywhere there seems to be chains like Costa and Starbucks, which is putting independent shops out of business.” – Luca
“There were massive riots and protests about Tesco’s and Costa being put in because the community didn’t want them. Unfortunately, it still happened anyway, however it’s nice that everyone stood up together to fight against it.” -Alex
“I’ve been living in Bristol for three years and I’m studying medicine. I hope to become a doctor when I graduate but for now I’m going with the flow.”
What’s it like renting in Bristol?
“I’m originally from London and I am shocked at how expensive it is to rent there now. In Stokes Croft you can rent a massive house with a garden and pay £300 a month each. It would be difficult for me to move back to London because the rent. It’s feels as though all the cool alternative stuff gets pushed out because of gentrification, where as in Bristol the creative stuff is at the heart of the city.”
Jess & Deirdre- 21
“We’ve both been living in Bristol for three years. I’ve just finished studying Fine art and Jess has just finished her Psychology Degree.” -Deirdre
Are you worried about finding work now that you have finished you degrees?
“I work in a café in St Nicks Market, now that I’ve finished uni I’m going to work there full time. I like my job because I finish early, which gives me time to concentrate on creative projects.” -Deirdre
“I work in a pub on Gloucester road. I’ve upped my hours to full time. I’m going to keep working there until I find my true calling.” -Jess
What are your favourite things about Bristol?
“Everyone’s always smiling which makes me smile.” -Jess