I started this photo series in 2008 when, during my daily walks, I started to notice that all the small stores that had existed forever began to slowly disappear.
My intention was to document the life of neighborhood stores, a reflection of the centenary identity of a city that disappears amid franchises and new businesses that come and go.
I photograph the stores from the street in a frontal and cold way, from a pedestrian perspective. I am interested in the façade and the signs, but also in the interior and the clients. I look for the moments that reflect a neighborhood lifestyle that it is unlikely to ever come back.