Martin Parr cuts the ribbon as Wex Photo Video opens its new flagship store

Photo of the Wex Photo Video store in Putney, London, which opened on 6 Dec 2023
Photo of the Wex Photo Video store in Putney, London, which opened on 6 Dec 2023 (Image credit: Niall Hampton/Digital Camera World)

Leading UK camera retailer Wex Photo Video opened its flagship London store this week. 

Located at 131-133 Upper Richmond Road in Putney, and retailing a wide range of equipment and accessories, the new store will be a great day out for camera lovers. 

Major brands on display in new store include Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, OM System, Panasonic, Samyang, Sigma and Sony, plus DJI drones and gimbals, Blackmagic video cameras and audio kit from Rode.

Myriad accessories abound: choose from Manfrotto, Billingham, Peak Design, ThinkTank, Lowepro, Rotolight, 3 Legged Thing, Hahnel – and many more. 

Lighting solutions from Rotolight, Profoto, Nanlite and Aputure are also available, plus print consumables from Canon, and there is also a pair of Photo by Fujifilm printers. 

Documentary photographer Martin Parr cutting the ribbon to open Wex Photo Video – pictured next to him is Louis Wahl, Wex Photo Video CEO (Image credit: © Wex Photo Video)

The store’s footprint is a large one. Four ’play tables’ are loaded with products from the major brands while a bank of display cases houses more stock. Screens located above them display promotional videos and make visiting an immersive experience.  

Slogans from well-known photographers adorn the walls, including Ansel Adams, Chase Jarvis, and Martin Parr – the renowned documentary photographer cutting the ribbon at the official launch event, and later giving a talk in the store’s in-house seminar suite. 

Four ’play tables’ in Wex Photo Video Putney allow customers to get hands-on with camera kit from the leading brands (Image credit: © Wex Photo Video)

Said Wex Photo Video CEO Louis Wahl: “Adding a new store to our list of locations is always a time to celebrate, and this occasion is no different. 

“To mark our 15th store opening in Putney, we were thrilled to have renowned photographer Martin Parr join the celebrations and welcome enthusiasts and professionals alike. 

“With our extensive range of equipment, as well as helpful support and advice, we hope to inspire new and existing photographers and filmmakers to bring their visions to life.”

Nikon equipment on display on a ’play table’ at Wex Photo Video Putney, which is open now (Image credit: © Wex Photo Video)

Other services and facilities at the new store include demonstration equipment, trade-in and sensor cleaning – plus the Wex Rental service, equipment drop-off for repair by Fixation… and the company’s expert staff are always available to offer impartial advice. 

The Putney branch is the fifteenth Wex store across the UK and is the third to open this year, underlining the company’s commitment to bricks and mortar retailing alongside its highly regarded online operation.

Wex Photo Video Putney is located at Unit 2, Tileman House, 131-133 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 2TR. 

Opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday (opening at 10am on Tuesdays and closing at 8pm on Thursdays), and 10am-4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

The store is close to Putney High Street and is easily accessible from Putney railway  station and East Putney Underground station – where even the ticket barriers are on-brand, carrying Wex Photo Video signage.

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.