Following Woolworths’ final closure in 2008 and 2009 in Britain, I photographed some of the redundant stores at night. These images form the core of the book entitled Open & Closed. In 2015, during a series of night walks David Kendall interviewed me whilst we revisited some of the sites previously photographed, and any trace of the Woolworths stores had been replaced by a new retail outlet. This conversation has formed the basis to the accompanying dialogue contained in the book and touches upon the Woolworths story itself, issues to do with urban regeneration as well as methodologies of the work. The plates are interspersed with the text laid out as a Q&A format.
The publication Open & Closed is a limited edition publication. Details to be confirmed. A complete version of the book is available for viewing on request.
November 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the stores closure, and an opportunity to validate and publish this work for the first time.
84 pages, 30 cm x 30 cm
29 Black & White plates
Cloth bound hardcover with sleeve
Publication date: August 2016