Cambridge School of Art

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Linda Belgrove
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‘Aylesbury’ is the area that I have lived and grown up in, and I decided to take images of all the shops that had closed down in the area to show how the current economic climate has affected my town. Most of the shops are taken along the high street, where more shops are still closing down.

I wanted to make the images quite simple, so I took them all straight on so that they cannot be ignored as they are in the street when we walk past them.  I grouped them together because what we block out on a day to day basis I wanted to make visible, which reflects my project on how not only this area but others like it are losing their high street and in some respects the heart of the town. I did this because although these shops are individual in Aylesbury, they could have been taken anywhere in the UK and they are indeed everywhere.


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