Saturday, 21 June 2008

Ye olde market

Norwich market

I just love taking photographs in the street. Capturing the people and places that make up urban life in Britain in the 21st century. It's never been a particularly fashionable type of photography but it does produce fascinating images that show how we interact with each other.

The market in Norwich has a long history dating back to Saxon times and it currently has over 190 stalls. Markets are what made many British towns thrive and prosper to become centres of trade, so its refreshing to see a strong market in an era when many are dying out due to lack of interest or investment

A market is an experience. Sights, smells and maybe a bargain plus its a place to bump into a friend or neighbour and have a chat... just like those two ladies in the forefront of this photograph.

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