Posts Tagged ‘shoppingmall’

Mall Turns Customers’ Portraits Into Wrapping Paper for Presents

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Here’s a neat idea that combines photography with Christmas spirit: the Plaza Ginza shopping center in Tokyo, Japan has been running a fun event called “I Wrap You.” Instead of wrapping gifts with generic wrapping paper, the center is snapping photos of customers on the spot to create gift wrap featuring their faces.
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Black Friday: Haunting Documentary Photo Series Captures Abandoned Malls in the US

Credit: Photo by Seph Lawless.

Credit: Photo by Seph Lawless.

Cleveland-based photographer Seph Lawless‘s first job was in a bustling Ohio mall. Today, that same mall appears in his photo series and book Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall — a haunting series that pays homage to these victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

His photos really need no further introduction, and so instead of spending time describing what you could simply scroll down and see, we sat down with Lawless (digitally) to talk about the hows and whys behind this eerie photo book. Read more…

UK Man Questioned by Police After Cell Phone Photo of Daughter in Mall

Last Friday, 45-year-old Chris White was at the Braehead shopping center near Glasgow, when he took a snapshot of his daughter Hazel eating some ice cream. He was then confronted by security guards — and later the police — who cited the Prevention of Terrorism Act to explain that it was in their rights to confiscate his phone. While they did allow him to keep the photos, they demanded his personal details. Afterward, White created a Facebook page titled “Boycott Braehead” in an effort to draw attention to the incident.
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