Junk Shops

Believing that I could easily source some props from a junk shop for an upcoming photo shoot I was horrified to find that many of the shops that I used to know were no more, the traditional junk shop had become an endangered species.

If an item’s not on eBay now then it’s sitting in a well organised, shiny glass cabinet described as a retro/shabby chic collectable or even “antique”  and often accompanied by a questionable price tag. The magic of digging through piles of God knows what and hoping to  find the diamond, reminiscing with childhood memory jolting objects or musing, ” What on earth something could that possible have been used for?”, sadly seem to be fading.

This portfolio is my tribute to these bastions of organised chaos and their owners who amazingly always seemed to know where everything was.