Photographs by Marc Newtown that reveal the weird and wonderful world of British car boot sales

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Photographer Marc Newton has been documenting British car boot sales since 2014, which in his words are "a kitsch reflection of today's throwaway society".

"I find interest in boot sales as it seems to incorporate a distinct selection of what would be called British society," says Marc. "Here you have the working class in all their glory trying to sell off old stuff to make a few quid. Amongst the makeshift pasting table stalls you find an array of objects that would be deemed worthless. But at some point, they were of value and could well be again if bought for 50p!"

Capturing the people and their tables, covered in plastic toys, ceramic plates, old clothes and pre-loved books, he hopes to shed light on a culture that is steadily destroying the world we live in. He explores why we are all conditioned to buy more, get a new version of something or change our home décor.

Marc argues that the environmental impact of this is immense. With 7.5 billion people in the world and an estimated 1 billion more in the next decade, this practice will have to stop if we are to live in an environmentally sustainable way.

Marc adds: "I suppose, in my own funny way, I want to document this, for people to look back on in years to come. If you're not going to do anything about it, if I'm not, if we won't hold our governments, supermarkets, car companies the media etc. to account for what's going on, then we might as well look on and laugh at it. Laugh at what we buy, laugh at what we still want for 50p, be fascinated to the culture you might feel you're not part of. That's what this project is about; let's just see where this throwaway culture goes."

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