Canadian photographer Vladimir Antaki is studying the mysterious lives of the store ownersPictolic
For most of us, the store is just a store. Maybe we don't pay attention to the dog Essentially every shop is a unique treasure trove of goods, and it does not matter where it is located and what is the sign. And for the shop owner he is home.
In this stunning series of photographs "Keepers" we can look at the lives of entrepreneurs from different parts of the world. Hardware shop, second-hand, a newspaper stand, a mechanical workshop and a bookstore — they all have their own unique secret.
1. Newsstand: Jainul works in the new York subway six days a week, 12 hours a day to send the earned money to his family in Bangladesh.
2. Butcher shop: the seller Rashid on a background of pink and red over the counter in Paris.
3. Abu George is behind the counter in his shop.
4. Jacek maintains a perfect order in a London bookshop.
Photographer from Montreal Vladimir Antaki is working on a unique project in 2012. He spends the whole day with each "Keeper" of the shop to find out what they do and how to run their business. Usually the photographer takes pictures only in the end of the day.
5. The temple balm with pink hair looks like a stoic among all these religious things, including the giant statue of Jesus under the counter in Montreal (Canada).
6. The seller is Richard of the Montreal Commission.
7. Esther claims that her superoperators fabric store in Montreal fills her life with meaning and gives food for thought.
8. On weekdays, David and his dog works in a London antique shop, and on weekends he takes part in the reconstruction of medieval battles.
9. To 35 years the birdwatcher worked on wall street in new York, where he managed to made a small fortune, and then he decided to open his own music store.
10. Lebanese mechanic Abraham develops the automotive industry in the middle East.
11. Parisian Denise was forced to restore his candy store after a gas explosion in the basement.
12. Jose in the basement electrical store in new York.
13. Edwige looks out of vintage magazines in my store in Paris.
14. Not like the Shoe store? Parisian Woman working as a shoemaker, although among the many books and globes in his workshop, you can find only one Shoe.
15. In a bookstore Terrence Montreal residents can not only read a variety of literature, but also to relax from the busy streets.
16. Marie is fond of antique items from the past century.