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.

5 comments:

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 - http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Bob Scotney said...

Merry Christmas, Carmi.

I am not a shopaholic but as it's Christmas, I tried. http://bit.ly/1botEkL

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 :)

http://jessbrady1035.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/thematic-photographic-274-lets-go-shopping/

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