Monday, February 06, 2012
Thematic Photographic 182 - Groceries
Putting the carts before the horse
Delray Beach, FL, December 2011
We're returning to our photographic roots, somewhat, with this week's theme, groceries. That's because it wasn't long after I started writing this blog that I thought photography would be a neat addition to the narrative. And not just any photography, but everyday photography, the kind where I'd venture into the bastion of the everyday, the grocery store, and look for ways to make the mundane seem interesting.
Along the way, I adopted terms like fruitography and almost got kicked out of the Wal-Mart. I scared grandmas and annoyed more than my fair share of teenaged stockboys, not to mention one really intimidating-looking fish guy. And all for the love of food. Shooting food (and tomato juice, and water, and Popeye). And sharing it here.
So for the next week, I hope you'll return to the grocery store and bring back your own magical views of this not-always-magical place. Because photography isn't just about the Eiffel Towers, Niagara Falls and Grand Canyons. Because anyone can take a spectacular shot of a spectacular subject. It's turning the ordinary into the memorable that keeps me coming back for more. I hope it does you, as well.
Your turn: Shoot a grocery-themed pic and share it on your blog. Or point to something you've already shared. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants and bring along a friend. We'll be doing it all week, so try the veal and grab your camera. Or click here if this Thematic thing is new to you. It won't hurt a bit.