Projects/Pineapple

The Pineapple-people,
is a documentary project about a small, family-owned pub in north London. It started as a record of the pub and the unique interior of the time, but then grew to portray the irregularity of the regulars, photographing them in their homes.
It is especially a document of the last year that the pub was owned by the Gately family, who lived above the premises. When the Gatleys decided to sell the pub it was threatened with conversion into flats, but thanks to an overwhelming campaign from the passionate groups of regulars, the pub was saved and is now a listed buildning.
The Pineapple, which was built in 1868, remains an intergral part of the community where it is situated. It was renovated in to a "gastro-pub" in 2002 but part of the original interior remains thanks to the listing-status.