I have a policy of saying “yes” to things that I’ve never done before. It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone. Weddings are definitely my comfort zone, I shoot a lot of them and I know them well. Commercial photography for an eastern food market chain? Not really what I usually do. The marketing director for Lituanica, Stasys, was one of my wedding clients, so he asked if I would be interested in helping them update their portfolio of companies images, I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. So in April of last year, instead of lovely couples in their wedding garb at a grand stately home, I found myself photographing a grocery stores.
I’m quite pleased with the images from this project. I had to approach something I don’t normally do and look at in way I wouldn’t of normally shot. I had to shoot in the stores when they were open, and just be comfortable with customers just looking at me wondering what I was doing. Stasys is quite a keen photographer himself, so he wanted to make sure there was a shot of the outside and inside of each store, but pass that, he really wanted me to take my own creative view in capturing the stores. That’s a huge creative freedom to be given for a project like this. Even though it’s far from my normal wedding work, I’m so glad I had the chance to take a stab at it!
So without further ado- here my favourite shots from that project:
This blog post is apart of my BLOG-FEBRUARY Project, where I write a blog post for everyday in February.