35mm: Reappraisal of Demolished Achievement Triptych Camera: Asahi Pentax SP 1000 on expired Kodacolor 200
Site of the Kinning Park Cooperative Society (demolished 1902) Bridge Street, Glasgow.
The site is situated between India Buildings (37-45 Bridge Street) on the left and the former Coop drapery warehouse extension to the right (61 Bridge Street).
An early morning diversion took me passed an old electronic store. It was closed and it’s shutters were down. I only glanced at it as I went by on a bus and saw what looked like an interesting painted typeface on the shutters. It reminded me of photos of 1970s New York and I thought it would make a nice Polaroid or two. Worried the shop would be open and the shutters up by the time I’d nipped home to grab my camera I hurried back. On my return the shutters were still down, reading the services advertised – among them sales of cassettes and video repairs – I would guess the shutters haven’t been up in a long time.
The walk home brought me to an abandoned ‘Computer Play’ arcade machine. This graffitied relic sits dead outside a newsagent in Govanhill unloved & unplugged. RIP my childhood.