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.

11 comments:

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Here's mine:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-non-contest-182-groceries.html

fredamans said...

This was a fun one...
http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographic-groceries.html

Lisa Shafer said...

Here's mine -- with a game to share. C'mon over and play!
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-mysteries-writers-game-10.html

Morgan'sRevenge said...

http://octarinefilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographic-groceries.html

Don't have time to deal with being shouted at by Morrison's staff at the moment, so a shot of the building shall have to do!

Aunt Snow said...

I love shooting photos of wonderful fruits and vegetables! I've got some nice shots to share - will post soon.

Karen S. said...

I remember posting grocery carts once here....something about the strength in numbers... great capture Carmi... they seem to be marching on! Mine can be seen here

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographic-182-groceries.html

Max Sartin said...

Thanks for the memories. Here's mine.

Bob Scotney said...

There are no shops in the village where I live and just one greengrocer in the nearest town. I've not photographed a supermarket, but can't avoid their goods.
http://bit.ly/xxomCL

Morgan'sRevenge said...

http://octarinefilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-of-carmis-groceries.html

Once again, no groceries in the form of actual food - put there are pictorial groceries! In the form of an aid for freezing groceries...I wander what those numbers are? Times? Settings for a dial?

Max Sartin said...

Hmmm, guess I ought to put the right link on here. Thanks Karen!
Here's the right link.

Gilly said...

Thought I'd find something different - look here to see a photo from 1941 - rations for one person for one week in the GROCERY line.

Makes you think!!