For me, shopping often means popping into a unique shop and popping off a few shots. That was the case when I entered Sol Tribe in Denver. Commercial and advertising photography is my line of work and expeditiously completing an assignment is often required. One of the reasons I like to do this kind of personal project is to test myself on a variety of levels. I dig meeting new, fascinating people and experiencing their life for a moment of time. I feel it makes me a better person and a well-rounded artist.
Upon entering Sol Tribe, I walked up to the counter and asked Aaron (who happens to be in the first photo below) if I could take a few shots of him. He was reluctant initially, but after answering a few of his questions, he allowed me to photograph him. Big smiles initially, then I requested that he look at me without the smile. Yep, that was the ticket. Got what I wanted and then started scanning the shop. I asked if I could photograph a few bits and pieces of the shop. Permission granted again.
It’s enlightening to enter someone else’s space and allow visual and emotional osmosis to take place. None of us are as different from each other as we think we are. Dipping my toe in the water of another’s pool does two things. I pick up a bit of their DNA, and I leave a bit of my own. Thanks for letting me into your pool, Sol Tribe.
About 5 minutes in this shop garnered the images below.
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