Brockley Rise newsagent immortalised

Brockley Rise newsagent Fosters has been celebrated in a dedicated book of photography by local designer Son' Emirali.

As featured in It's Nice That. With thanks to Peter, who sent us the link. A good newsagent is a joy forever, so it's good to see one so beautifully immortalised.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a picture of honest fare.

max said...

Wonderful photo!

M said...

Lovely picture.

Son Emirali said...

Thanks for posting and for all the comments - much appreciated.

Be sure to see more of the book at www.sonemirali.com/fosters

Anonymous said...

ah right, it's from a book?

Anonymous said...

why no photo of Top Chef?

70s shopper said...

What a great-looking shop!
It makes me think of shops when I was a kid. Sweet and salty bounty!
Space Raiders anyone? Only 5p!

Brockley Dogging Society (Book Club Division) said...

Good to see they're stocking a few of BDS' favourite publications. Top left hand shelf.

Anonymous said...

I guess the appearance of many of these newsagents/tobacconists may change considerably in the future.

Cigarette packets will become plain, with a diseased organ of the month as their only display.

News papers and magazines will diminish as they become displaced by online versions.

Snap shots like this are great, they capture a moment in time of social history. Full visual clues in a shop that sells products aimed mainly at instant gratification: Fizzy Sugary drinks, Sweets, Snacks, Baccy, News, Spirits.

It is a wonder we survive beyond forty with the range of mortality reducing temptations available.

Robert said...

My god. I haven't seen the interior of Fosters since I went to Stillness School - thirty years ago. It still looks exactly the same!

I think I might pay it a visit again at the weekend. And maybe even give the proprieter the money for the Iceberger I shoplifted when I was nine years old as a dare. I didn't even enjoy it, and have always felt guilty.

Anonymous said...

This was my childhood sweetshop and it/they still look exactly the same, this really made me smile. I still dream about being in the shop looking at sweets...

Son Emirali said...

Thanks again for all the comments, the book is now available to pre-order on my website here:

www.sonemirali.com/fosters

Grown up with the shop myself - also went to Stillness school!

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