Monday, December 23, 2013

Thematic Photographic 274 - Let's go shopping

Androids among us
Laval, QC
August 2013
I've chosen this week's theme, let's go shopping, out of respect - or is it contempt? I'm never quite sure - for the Christmas (sorry, just can't homogenize it to "holiday") shopping season. I figure we all spend enough time exchanging our currency for food, clothing and stuff we probably don't even need that a photographic exploration of these temples of retail is probably in order.

I'll kick things off with this snippet of a logo atop the entrance to the grocery store near my father-in-law's place. I grew up a few blocks to the right of this frame, and my wife, unbeknownst to me, grew up a few blocks to the left. When we were munchkins, it was known as a Steinberg's, and I've successfully avoided looking at the branding since they converted it to a generic, means-nothing-to-anyone Maxi. May as well have called it Buy-N-Large.

At first glance, the logo to this place is as forgettable as everything else here (link). Yet at a weird angle as the sun begins to set, it takes on a different tone. And suddenly, the ephemeral scene is anything but.

Your turn: Take a picture in or around a store or mall - or something that suggests or evokes the act of shopping. Share it on your blog, Facebook page or website, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Tweet it out using the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag if you're so inclined, and feel free to drop by again through the week. Bonus points if you try the veal, bring a friend along, or both. For more background on how Thematic Photographic works, click here. Otherwise, enjoy the ride.


Gilly said...

Happy Christmas to you, Carmi, and thank you for organising these challenges throughout the year! I've found some shopping photos I hope everyone will like -

Bob Scotney said...

Merry Christmas, Carmi.

I am not a shopaholic but as it's Christmas, I tried.

Max Sartin said...

When I first saw this week's theme I thought "I hate shopping." But then I thought "Except for..."
Here are mine.

jessbrady1035 said...

This one's from a few weeks ago. More funny than anything else :)

Michèle Dextras said...

Well, Christmas day has come and gone much too fast and we survived. Here is my contribution this week.

Let's go shopping