OCA Level 3: Body of Work/Contextual Studies

Category: Empty Shops (Page 1 of 2)

Empty Shops: The High Street

As I brought BoW A1 to a resolution I arrived at the subject of consumerism for my dissertation. For A2 I decided to advance some of the methodology I had used in the previous assignment and begin to explore the retail landscape as it is now. I planned to visit towns nearby and photograph empty shops using my Holga camera. The intention was to begin exploring high streets in the area with the intent of primarily making these images, but also having one eye on how my body of work could progress and advance.

Below are links to separate posts of images from different shops I encountered. I have included both the Holga images and others taken with my main camera and my iPhone. The places visited were: Stanley, Consett, Gateshead, Metro Centre, Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham City:

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