Project log – Week 9 of Informing Contexts; 24th March to 30th March, 2018

I conducted the first of my Croydon Shopkeepers of Distinction shoots. Actually two shoots, one of Jonathan in his very unusual office and shop, and Ian with some of his associated in his workshop. For the first time used the Hasselblad, oddly afterwards I realised I’d seemed to take less digital shots than I normally do on a shoot of that length. Perhaps it is slowing the way I’m generally composing a picture?

Graham Land:  Jonathan Myall in his office,  March, 2018

Graham Land: Jonathan Myall in his office, March, 2018

Graham Land:  Headjoint Specialist,   Ian McLaughlin in his workshop , March, 2018

Graham Land: Headjoint Specialist, Ian McLaughlin in his workshop, March, 2018

I finished the week by getting the agreement to take part in my sub-project of another interesting shopkeeper, Carl Nielsen, who has owned more pop oriented music shop in West Croydon called ‘Rockbottom’ since the 1970’s. It’s quite a big place, much bigger than you’d think from the outside. Five floors in total with two sales areas and five studios.