Urban Outfitters - Austin, Texas

Urban Outfitters – Austin, Texas

I’m obviously poking fun at the signage failure, but this store in the relatively trendy 2nd Street District makes for a nice super-wide-angle subject. It’s fun to play with the distortions when getting close to a corner like this. The deep shadows and the fiery orange light makes for some architectural drama.

I’m surprised how large this store chain has grown. I used to shop there in the mid-80s in Philadelphia, where I went to school. Wikipedia states that they now have nearly 250 stores in sixteen countries.

I’ve browsed Urban Outfitters on occasion, not for any clothing — I’m way too old for that. But for peripheral photography related goods, of all things. They usually have an ever-changing collection of Fujifilm Instax photo frames and albums. I’ve bought a few as decorations. They also sell Polaroid Instant cameras and records, or vinyl, as they say now. All, what you call, Hipster stuff.

I’m apparently not hipster enough to wear their fashion, but sufficiently trendy for their photographic gear. Their website even sells some old film cameras too.

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