Upon recently visiting a local retail park, on the perimeter of Northampton, to carry out a commission to photograph particular retail outlets, I was faced with the evidence of our present economic recession.
Household name shops closed.
Others selling liquidated stock as aggressively as possible. Not with the intention to make as much from the buying public as possible in the run-up to Christmas: rather to convert as many of the goods on the sales floor into ‘book-balancing-asset’ for the creditors.
I have placed these shots – along with a shot of two apparently flourishing businesses, in the Photo section, under the Secular heading.
I always find it quite distressing to witness the end of what commenced as someone’s aspiration for prosperity via provision to the purchasing public. Such ambition and hope.
Now dashed. Splintered and laid to waste.