Local Shopping Centre Car Park


As a photographer I am interested in urban landscapes and shooting in black and white and when I was given a project that required me to record an urban area and the changes within it, I decided on a small but intimate look at a local shopping centre car park.

This journey into what normally seems mundane became an exploration of time and space from the freshly painted walls to a dirty public phone, from busy day shoppers to feral cats seeking warmth on parked cars and from day to night.

Shot in black and white and in toned sepia the images strip away the ordinary that would be present in colour revealing at its depth a vacant space, even when full.

I enjoy documentary style photography as a way of interpreting the world around me, and these are my own personal observations.

Shopper in car park

Shopper in car park

Car park in early morning light

Car park in early morning light

Around the back, entrance to storeroom

Around the back, entrance to storeroom

Shopping trolleys waiting for early morning shoppers

Shopping trolleys waiting for early morning shoppers

Through the coffee shop window

Through the coffee shop window

Trolley wheel with cobwebs

Clogged trolley wheel

Public phones are a rare sight these days

Public phones are a rare sight these days

A feral cat that calls the car park home seeks warm from a parked car

A feral cat that calls the car park home, seeks warm from a newly parked car

Back stairs to storeroom

Back stairs to storeroom

Butt Out container for cigarettes

Butt Out container for cigarettes

Trolley tunnel

Trolley tunnel

The car park at night

The car park at night

Resting trolleys at night

Resting trolleys at night

Car park and trolleys at night

Car park and trolleys at night

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