This P.O.V. picture was inspired by, and therefore dedicated to, my little niece and nephew. Before my sister decided to move back to Utah and take the kids with her of course, we would do our grocery shopping every Saturday at the local Target store . The kids were small enough to stand inside the front of the shopping cart while we made our way up and down the aisles, the same as you can see from the approaching mother and her two children. It was always an adventure trying to keep them out of arms reach from any of the shelves…those little buggers sure have some quick hands! :)
Without having them around anymore, it occurred to me to see what it might have looked like from their perspective. I received quite a few strange looks as I was hunched over the front end of the cart while dangling a bulky camera inside, trying to get the right angle and view. To reference a spot-on quote from Lisa …“The thing’s we do for a photo.”
And wouldn’t you know it, I found myself right in the middle of the snack aisle…coincidence?? Nope! lol
Not the most intriguing of settings by any means, but something from our every day, routine activities that hopefully adds a little curiosity to your next shopping experience…even if you’re not actually sitting inside the cart.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone!
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emka (99901) 2014-05-30 23:37
Hello JC, Interesting scene from supermarket, from the kids perspective. I like your descriptions of the poses while making shots. I use only rotable display so do not need shock the others. The mother who has two kids in shopping cart has no place for the good. This part of the shop, with snacks do not appeal to me. Specially that after Spain my BMI improved and now I do not want to loose it.
Warm regards MAlgo
ikeharel (72853) 2014-05-31 0:40
What a fun going to "Target" with a camera on the cart, Jason, and snatching pic.s on young mothers... you made me smile this morning, my friend.
Must admit you did quite a good photojob, with the lightings and cicid colors of the merchandise on display.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-31 3:13
Hi Toddler (nearly spelt that wrong ;-)
Aren't you a bit big to be sitting in a shopping trolley (cart) or was this one reinforced :-P ?
Must have been a fire-brigade job to get you out after you wrecked that snack isle!!
Top marks once again for originality although it worries me when you start thinking you can imitate a 3 year old. It is a clever and creative piece of imagery and I have to admit I am intrigued as to where this series is going to end up. :-/. You can, of course, imagine now how my tiny brain is working…..thoughts of you dangling things in the name of art scares me just a tad.
Pushing the boundaries of photography once again JayCee and I applaud you for it. Keep em coming - if Tracy Emin can get a 1M pounds for her unmade bed then there is no stopping you - go for it.
Enjoy the weekend, if you are a good boy I'll buy you some sweeteies (candy that is).
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-31 6:09
Thanks for your interesting comment. As I said my intention was to display some typical and some less typical photo scenes (subjects) from BF. Internet is full of BF landscapes, wooden houses, cuckoo clocks, etc.. so I wanted to show also a bit more from this beautiful part of the word.
Now to your interesting photo fro supermarket. I like the arrangement with the view between the store shelves and I also like to see some shoppers around. Excellent idea to show also a part of your shopping trolley.
I also have some (candid camera) photos from Swiss supermarkets, but as I say "candid camera", because in Switzerland the management of supermarkets do not support photo activities at their shop premises.
Well done my friend.
worldcitizen (8808) 2014-05-31 8:20
Really cool shot! I feel like I'm in the cart, too. :-) It may just be an aisle in the market, but it works well: the red in the background and the red carts, the snacks surrounding you, the kids. Now pick me up some Tostitos and a jar of mild salsa. ;-)
Noel_Byrne (31628) 2014-05-31 8:38
This has made me smile, not just for the view, but because at first, before reading your note, I pictured you actually sitting in the trolley, and reaching out to grab things just like all the kids :) I have to say, those are very futuristic looking shopping carts too, I like them! haha, great idea for a shot, candid, creative and funny.
Now to the snacks....the only one I recognize there is Doritos, to to my European eyes, this is a very exotic scene.
Oh, and by the way I checked with our tourism minister and have permission to trade cactus for castles. I am not sure what the quote is yet, but your first castle should be arriving in the post over the next few days. Postage paid by recipient I'm afraid :)
Have a great weekend
ourania (47048) 2014-05-31 9:39
supermarket aisles, long and broad ones, with ample lighting and many packages and colours all around really mesmerize and confuse me whenever I'm in Athens as things are much smaller (and picturesque:) in most supermarkets on Leros. I like very much the way you constructed this picture, using very strong and attractive perspectives, great colour management and an original point of view. I also like watching the people and enjoy the different attitudes of the little ones. I really like your playful and creative attitude here. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
marabu61 (11061) 2014-05-31 11:27
Ah, a drivers view from a shopping cart, quite a new perspective to apprehend indeed. Would make a great idea for a little iphone game, who can drive the trolley the fastest trough the supermarket and shop the most at the same time. I am sure my wife would win anytime.
Great idea for a fun picture and I can just imagine the looks you got while taking this ...
have a great weekend
lousat (92808) 2014-05-31 15:51
Hi Jason,great idea to take this pic on a market,it's an example of our daily life but it's very rare to see in a pic,excellent capture,very rich of detail and colors and in a beautiful perspective,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
omid266 (6746) 2014-05-31 20:52
An interesting shot from the great shop hunted with you,
excellent POV, clarity and composition,
very well done and Thanks!
Have nice moments,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-06-01 2:53
brilliant shot and operspective my friend!Kids can be inspiring,right?:)
and besides now we know what you eat:)I like this section too,so probably we would find weach other very quickly in the store:)
Excellent and origianl study of our daily-life.I´ve never thought shopping and shopping carts can be so great photo subjects.
Well done Jason!
Have a nice sunday
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-01 4:42
What a great idea Jason and a successful shot too. I have tried supermarket shots but have never had any success at all. I like the way you have taken this from a child's viewpoint and notice that you are giving the chips a wide berth! I agree.... one has to be so vigilant when shopping with a child. I hope Jason didn't throw a tantrum.
holmertz (54235) 2014-06-01 9:16
This is not the most obvious TE picture, but I've got used to expecting something different from you most of the time. You had an amusing idea and handled it well. I think there could be a lot of funny pictures from a kid's eyes' view.
Greetings from Poland,
Cricri (120491) 2014-06-01 9:25
L'avant plan est top avec l'avant du caddie comme si l'on le poussait soit même, la dame avec les deux enfants ne doit pas rester beaucoup de place pour ces courses!! belle et large allée, une belle scène de vie très bien présenter, que chacun participe comme toi je vois que tu es dans la bonne allée :-))
Ok pour le soleil, quoique tu aurais pu faire un plus grand effort , pas assez chaud, bon mercredi je descend dans le sud de la France, quelques jours chez des amis, j'espère avoir un meilleur temps o)
Mon ami du bout du monde a bientôt
serp2000 (44560) 2014-06-01 9:42
This is very familiar scene for everyone, I also like this daily life photo. Just a paparazzi style! Well done! yes, I do remember the Target stores. Although we can take similar photos everywhere in the supermarkets. As always I like your note, amazing story.
Have a great Sunday!
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-06-01 10:17
After reading your note, I think you have done a brilliant everyday life photo. Despite its mundane theme, the result is actually attention grabbing, with an original point of view. I think your image can also say something about consumerism... I miss all the brands we have in America, as here in South Africa, the choice is so limited! Just like you, this is the alley where I spend most of my time...
speedymanu (3701) 2014-06-01 10:45
a creative and clever perspective that gives everyday life a new depth. I like the way the red part of your trolley echoes the red strip at the top of this image.
Have a nice day,
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-03 10:53
Hy Jason (american way)
But what a creatice point of view, must be quite funny to watch you composing the capture
The result is atractive plenty of diagomals going to the back, a good light management and a beautiful mom busy with her kids
Just till now never imagine a good scene at a boring supermarket
Cant stop smiling watching the place you chose to stop, plenty of bowes with chips and cookies....
Cheers from the far South
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-06-04 15:23
Tu fais tes courses avec ton appareil photo? ah ahah! Une superbe scène de vie quotidienne bien capturé. Bravo!
mcmtanyel (23953) 2014-06-06 6:35
Yes, it is an ordinary scene for those of us who do their everyday shopping at a "supermarket" (as they say in Turkey) but it is on the rare side for those accustomed to do their shopping in souks or bazaars. The shelves provide colorful perspective lines. You are not alone in this endeavor, when I first got my AW-100, I made a grocery store run just to take photos and got as strange looks as you describe.
I assume you found your passport. Does that mean you are getting ready for an overseas trip?
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-07-01 11:43
Perhaps a reasonable interpretation here, Jason, is that your camera is your baby...?
Great shot, and a creative one - no where better to catch the ebb and flow of American life than on a shopping trip! Looks like someone picked clean the Doritos here, though. I swear it wasn't me.
adores (45715) 2014-07-01 17:37
You got an original series of photos of very common places seen from unusual povs. This is also very original and people hardly remember to do it. I like the composition, it's like if we're really inside the cart