Aesthetic of Tradition
I enjoy making portraits. In this series, independent and privately run small businesses are the focus for attention. Here it seems, little change has occurred in their original appearance and approach over many years. The businesses represent an ambience from an older era, one which lies in stark contrast to the sleek retailers associated with corporate business groups that prevail today. Yet, these smaller enterprises have garnered a loyal clientele and exhibit a charming character distinctive in today’s society. The work presents portraits of these individual business owners or manager, capturing their personalities and the unique workplaces they inhabit and continue to nurture.