Sometimes, it’s just hard to find that perfect location, especially at this time of year. If you want bright summery colourful images, February’s just no good. And it’s freezing cold for much of the world, too. So, what is one to do? Well, for photographer Adam Delane, one takes their models to the local Hobby Lobby and does the photo shoot there.
Photography is as much about what we leave out of the frame as it is what we include. And if anything puts that to the test it’s this shoot. Without the behind the scenes photos on the phone, you’d never know that these were shot inside a store. Since posting the images to Facebook a couple of days, they’ve have been shared over 305,000 times.
Below are some of the images from the session. Each is a pair showing the final shot and a behind the scenes phone shot showing the environment.
It really goes to show just what you can do when you put your mind to something. It also serves as a reminder that we can get away with making the viewer believe just about anything our camera sees, no matter what the real world context.
Adam told us he did speak to staff at the Hobby Lobby store and that as long as he promised to not make a mess then they were happy. Which is pretty much exactly what I was told when I did a portrait shoot in a local business for a friend a few years ago (they had the most amazing light coming through their windows and I wanted to use it). So, please don’t just show up at a place of business and start shooting. Do check that it’s cool if you do want to try this.
Images used with permission.