I started this project with the idea to pay homage to and raise awareness of the people who keep alive their trades and traditions bestowing a special character to the places where they live and at the same time giving sense to their lives.
To me an independent business is a small family owned business, which provides livelihood to the owner and to their family. These places are full of inventiveness and hard work, but unfortunately due to our current industrialisation pressures, such businesses face difficult times to survive.
With these images I want to portray the aesthetics, people and essence of these unique spaces. The photographs shown here capture independent shops in Chiapas Mexico, as their colors, marketing and overall aesthetics are very close to my heart. Technically, the whole project was captured with analog medium.