Small Shops

Britain was once described as a “nation of shopkeepers”, but it is a sad fact that as the Supermarkets take over the small independent, often family runs shops are rapidly disappearing from our high streets. Soon all the small shops, owned and operated by real people will have disappeared and supermarket accountants will decide what we purchase. So in between commercial assignments I have started to document these small shops, whether it be an old hardware shop that stocks things you'll never see in B&Q or the young man running the oldest bicycle shop in the world to name just two.