This was a photography project where we were each told to find a "corner shop" and photograph it for several days. It was a project intended to show the shop throughout a normal day. For the record, opening time was 4:45AM. (The sole reason for me telling you that is so I can publicly complain about being outside taking pictures at 4:45AM.) In these photos you'll see the manager of Toto's Newsagent, a sweet lady from Northern Ireland who is responsible for almost everything that goes on. You'll also see the delivery man who comes twice a week and stays for an hour to chat with the manager and have tea and digestives (that means cookies, Americans), a local boy delivering the morning papers and some of the regular customers. I loved seeing how such a strong community was built by this tiny corner shop. I also loved remembering that I don't usually have to wake up at 4AM. Enjoy!
Originally our assignment was to take pictures of different cultures in London. But then each of us had to have a specific story within that assignment and I ended up with "Children."
Did I feel incredibly creepy doing this shoot? Why yes. Yes, I did.
These are a few of my images from a photo assignment called Crisis Shopping. The topic was how shoppers are responding to the economic recession and calls for austerity. I didn't do weird color things on the ones I turned in, but this is my website and it doesn't get graded so I had fun on them. Sue me.
Our first photo assignment in London was to take pictures of tourist icons. The things that people think of when they hear "London". I tried to make mine different than the usual. I didn't want to take a bunch of architecture pictures, so I tried to photograph how I see London. That said, they won't be pictures you'd expect to see on a postcard, but hopefully you'll enjoy them anyways.