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Photography: Candid portraits of London’s rapidly decreasing independent shops

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Has anyone else realised that no matter which UK town you’re in, the high street remains the same? The eerie Groundhog’s Day feeling of seeing the uniform Nero, Boots, Costa, Sainsbury’s Local, Primark strip that is ubiquitous to any town is enough to make you want to invent a time machine and go back to the land of independent crafts. This is exactly why projects such as this one by Laura Braun are so important. Laura went on a voyage around London to find some of the most important independent shops in the capital and took a candid portrait of each shopkeeper. We love projects like these – proof that the photographer has not only made an outstanding project but that they have also taken the time to get to know their subjects.

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