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