Photographer John Londei

My father was perhaps one of my biggest inspirations.He loved people.He loved their stories and loved to tell them.His book Shutting Up Shop was a group of portraits of small shop owners in London and rural England.It was shot it all in 8×10 because he was documenting an end of an era and it deserved his best efforts. The National Portrait Gallery in London gave him an exhibition of this significant work and the book is on it’s third edition.Thank you for your vision and for all you taught me x
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Brighton, 1980: Beall & Co opened in 1883 and was the country's last cork shop. It closed after reaching its centenary, and in its place now stands a materials store.

Shutting up shop

Brighton, Beall & Co opened in 1883 and was the country's last cork shop. It closed after reaching its centenary, and in its place now stands a materials store.

Like my Grandparents shop in Bollo Bridge Acton, road demolished in 1963

Shutting up shop

Photographer John Londei's new book illustrates the decline of the traditionalshop. These are some of his images and the stories behind them.

Bob Geldof Run the world 1986

Bob Geldof Run the world 1986

Worthing Kiosk

Shutting up shop

Worthing, John Bannister's father took out a lease on the kiosk adjoining the pier in John died in around 1994 and the business .

Jimmy Cleary, ‘King of Clerkenwell’, Back Hill. © John Londei 1983. #BackHill #clerkenwell #LittleItaly

Jimmy Cleary, ‘King of Clerkenwell’, Back Hill.

John Londei Photography

John Londei Photography

Magic, London, England, United Kingdom, 1975, photograph by John Londei. Ron MacMillan opened his Fun Shop in 1962. In the basement he prepared and demonstrated illusions to professionals. The shop is now run by Ron's son Martin.

Magic, London, England, United Kingdom, photograph by John Londei. Ron MacMillan opened his Fun Shop in In the basement he prepared and demonstrated illusions to professionals. The shop is now run by Ron's son Martin.

Shutting up Shop, a wonderful book I bought one Christmas for my husband, credit to John Londei and the storekeepers and their wonderful tales - if only we could bring these wonderful, traditional, small shops back....

Shutting up Shop, a wonderful book I bought one Christmas for my husband, credit to John Londei and the storekeepers and their wonderful tales - if only we could bring these wonderful, traditional, small shops back.

Just cool.

Just cool.

Magic shop Clerkenwell Road 1975 Taken from shutting up shop

Magic, London, England, United Kingdom, photograph by John Londei. Ron MacMillan opened his Fun Shop in In the basement he prepared and demonstrated illusions to professionals. The shop is now run by Ron's son Martin.

Washday Leather Lane

Washday Leather Lane

England football team 1991

England football team 1991

Toy shop in Boscombe 1982 Taken from shutting up shop

Toy shop in Boscombe 1982 Taken from shutting up shop

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