probably my favourite location shoot so far, i think i took more photos of the store itself than of my model i had brought along. its a really neat little store in Campbellvile that sells restored stained glass panels from buildings and churches in Europe (and is, according to Wikipedia, the world’s largest leaded-stained-glass shop / museum), and most of them date back to the 1800s or so. the shots that i actually ended up using for school were taken outside, though, so i’ll probably go re-use that shop for another shoot when it gets warmer out :~)
A stained glass Buddha in Bangkok at the Marble Temple (I think). I got a kick out of sitting in these spaces and just watching people pray/meditate or have their religious experience. As a non-believer in “god” and follower of no particular religion I am often enthralled when watching others in their religious practice. I am horrified by the implications/evidence of what faith/belief can do on a massive and organized level; but on a personal level watching someone at ritual or at prayer (or whatever you want to call it) can be as beautiful as the spaces that play host to such events. On another quick note, isn’t it strange to see a Buddhist stained glass instead of a Saint or a Jesus or Virgin Mary..?
Stained Glass Window