The Sunday Times Magazine published my new photo-series this weekend.
“What has happened to shopping” is an idea that stems from having seen the closure of department stores and shopping centres close and the demise of the High Street across the UK.
As is the way with this kind of project the reasons “why” changed continually once I started shooting.
The more I saw the more my opinion began to change as to why the retail industry is struggling.
Shopping is primarily about convenience. After you make the decision as to what you need and want, you’ll then make the decision about how you’ll then aquire that thing, and there are now way more convenient ways of getting our stuff then there used to be. That’s not to say it’s the one and only reason!
I guess that this is why I thought would make this project quite interesting.
We can all ask ourselves “what has happened to shopping?”