Monday, 4 October 2010

closing time

Closing Time: A Nation of Shopkeepers is a collection of photographs of British shopkeepers by UK-based photographer Nick Dawe. Like New York and so many other places, single shops in Britain are dying out. Nick's photos help to tell part of their story. Loui's Caff, Britton Ferry, South Wales:
H.E. Harrington, Hardware and Ironmongers, Broadstairs, Kent:
This one actually reminds me of me as I started working as a shopkeeper in my family's fruit and vegetable business when I was twelve but years before that had been helping mum serve customers who would come to our previous shop (in the backyard). 
Photos: Nick Dawe. Check out Nick's 'Roadside Britain' photographs, too.

5 comments:

Croatian_Latina said...

I love this post, I will have to check out Nicks' link.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love small shops...They have the best vibe ever...I am off to check out the link:)
Happy Monday,sweetie

Jen said...

These photographs are amazing... look how they caputre the feelings and emotions of the shop keepers. Oh how I wish I could take pics like these!!

Jess said...

Beautiful images - I love all the colors!

~jess
http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

Krystal said...

I love pics like this...people in their everyday environment :)