There is a difference between pro and amateur photographers. They see two different things when looking at the same place and this post proves that professionals can work with anything. Literally, anything! To challenge herself, Jenna Martin took her camera and model to Lowe’s. She wanted to take the best out of that situation, and indeed she did.
“Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite,” she wrote on PetaPixel. “I wanted to go somewhere ‘ugly’ by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.”
“I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot.” Before she started shooting, Martin set herself some rules:
1) They had to work with whatever was already there. The photographer brought just her camera, without any artificial lighting or props;
2) They couldn’t rearrange the displays or make any big changes;
3) They’d stop shooting if anyone else was in the background.
But of course that people got curious about their “shooting”.
“As soon as we walked in an employee asked if they could help us and I asked, “We were just going to take a few photos, is that okay?” He replied, “Of course! I was just wondering why she was so overdressed for a trip to the hardware store!”
Martin and her model had only one hour before the store closed so they began their shoot posing against samples and trees.
“Overall, this was a really fun challenge! Not that I’d invite an actual client to ever do a Lowe’s photo shoot (I mean, never say never), but I was pretty happy with the result! Horrible location for the win! Next time you see an awful spot, maybe give it a chance, you never know what you might end up with.”
Check out the pictures below compiled by Bored Panda.
This photographer wanted to challenge herself and searched for an “ugly” place.
Image credits: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
“Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option”
Location 1: The paint samples
Lowe’s Location 2: The lighting section
Lowe’s Location 3: The aisles
Lowe’s location 4: The garden section
Lowe’s location 5: pillows section
Absolutely breathtaking pictures. What do you guys think? Do you like the challenge?