Side Shopping

Side is a tourist resort located in the Antalya province of Turkey on the coast of the Turkish Riviera, but this is a resort that appears to have a bit of an identity crisis. Side has some of the most notable ruins of Asia Minor, such as its colossal amphitheatre and the Temple of Apollo; it also possesses some fantastic beaches, a pretty little fishing harbour and quaint narrow streets. However, Side’s principle industry of fishing and its quaint narrow streets have long since been turned over to the trawling for tourists.
In resorts along the Turkish Riviera regular tourist excursions are on offer for shopping in Side at night, these trips are very popular, and the quaint narrow streets come alive with the throng of bargain hunters. This series of images is an investigation and celebration of the tourist shop, and an examination of the creation that goes into enticing the night-time shoppers.