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A mannequin in a store display in the Westlake Center in Seattle, a 3-block mall in the downtown neighborhood. I love wandering through malls; sometimes to get a cup of coffee or buy some item of clothing or technology but usually more aimlessly; killing time at lunch or before a meeting, stretching the legs, warming up out of the rain. The buildings themselves are inviting; open all hours of the day even if the shops are closed as was the case when I took this photo late one evening.
Michael Galinsky recently published a book, Malls Across America capturing mall life in the 1980’s in a series of street photography or documentary style images.
My mall photos mostly tend to be focused on mannequins. I like how you can watch the seasons evolve and holidays come and go in their stylings. Living in Montana, now, where malls are not centrally located or a focal point of the downtown, I have much less of a sense of seasonality and upcoming holidays than I did living in the city where every holiday, every change in the weather, every anything is a marketing opportunity.
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