London is many things to many people. The ‘retail’ experience is as much the art that goes into seducing customers, as the products themselves.
Behind the glass, a city’s edge and imagination comes to play with whimsy and fantasy. The ideas are brilliantly inventive, over and over again, the juxtapositions are quirky and the mis-en-scenes suggest that the unorthodox is as much a part of our lives as the ordinary – it all depends on perspective !
But more than this, more fascinating than the world behind the window is the layering created by the world on the other side of the glass. Skies and street signs limn mannequins (or the other way around), reflected traffic brings movement and magic to pictures and rooftops and window panes lay outlines upon outlines, overlaying light and shade upon the phantasmagorical.
Chinese New Year and Harrods
Just for Kids
And then some …
All photographs by Anita Thomas.