Composite image of the Metrotown Mall in Vancouver and an orbital picture of a fantasy planet. Have to say i’m drawn to the lines in Malls. I really like finding interesting angles. I set the camera up on my tripod and shot vertical with a 15mm equivalent lens. The idea to put the planet in the background came in editing the image. It just seemed kind of bla with the default white dome. Another intent of this image is to impart a distorted idea of up and down, or how we perceive the space in front of us.
Aside from all that I just really like malls. Not tiny malls. I like Malls that are expansive. The amount of design going into these buildings is lost on most people. They pass through a place without admiring how the place makes them feel.
The inconveniently placed escalators that make you walk past extra store frontage. A feeling of almost chaotic store placements. Adjusting floor heights with ramps or steps, or even little walkways through space. Expansive hub areas intended to imply a place of wealth, luxury, and exclusivity, while also keeping a demure feeling. Mall architecture is like Musac once was. Vaguely familiar and non intrusive but at the same time kept you humming the tunes.