Birmingham Wholesale Markets

Birmingham Wholesale Markets is moving home so I got up early to go and photograph this Birmingham institution before it closes and gets demolished later this year. I wanted to document the market in full flow and trading starts at 5:30am, I was hoping to capture the space and the stalls but ended up chatting to the traders and taking some portraits. I think it’s really important to document the place where you live, the markets have changed over the years and they are changing again soon, I am glad I got to capture it in its current state, even if it meant getting up at stupid o’clock in the morning.