How long do you need to find subjects to photograph and create work that interests you? Of course for some projects, you need hours, maybe even days or months. However, don’t underestimate short and sweet, quick photo shoots.
This afternoon we went to the Providence Place Mall so that Jan could complete some shopping. I brought my camera and while she did her shopping I photographed my surroundings. The entire photo session was 22 minutes. And, the total distance I traveled was probably no more than a couple of hundred feet (I like that,) a quick photo session!
I first photographed around the escalators capturing the overall look of the mall. Then, I entered a couple of stores and asked if it would be OK for me to take a few photographs. They were very cooperative and gave me the go ahead to wander and photograph what I liked. In this short time span, I visited Artéé and The Shaving Store. Plenty of colors, plenty of shapes, lines, textures to photograph. I even had time to experiment with long exposure shots which converted escalators to conveyor belts! A quick photo shoot doesn’t mean you cannot slow down!