Saturday, 28 June 2014

MA student Loren McCarthy : Desolation

What does your local high street say? Are some High street stores an out dated form of consumerism, with people choosing to go home and order online instead?

This is an on-going documentary project that explores the changes to our local towns, focusing on Southend-On-Sea, Essex, and a seaside town that is rapidly losing its identity. The high street is now mainly made up of fast food restaurants, empty units, discount stores and betting stores. 

I want to visually communicate this through a series of images alongside interviews that give an insight into the real High Street.

A series of postcards have been created, taking the project further, these postcards include interviews from local residents and store owners, detailing what they think of the high street and where they see its future. 

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