Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors. The traffic is heavy during a day till midnight and many buses and black cabs are driven. People of the wide variety are seen in Oxford Street, for example tourists, workers and businessmen.
The road was originally a Roman road. It became known as Oxford Road and then Oxford Street in the 18th century, and began to change character from a residential street to commercial and retail purposes by the late 19th century. The first department stores in Britain opened on Oxford Street in the early 20th century, including Selfridges, John Lewis and HMV. The street suffered heavy bombing during World War II.
Oxford Street is my heaven: One of the places where I can really feel the sense of London, as a multi-cultural, touristy, busy and fast city. In this series, I have focused on the atmosphere of Oxford Street and what happens on this street. I started to take photographs from early morning to mid-night to show how this unique street changes its face during about 17 hours.