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Pandemic Super Market Photo Experience

The COVID-19 is a terrible pandemic that is debatable how it started and how it got into the United States. It seems to be killing lots of people in the elderly and minority communities. The local, regional and national news reminds us everyday with death counts. There is one part of the pandemic that effects all races and social economic backgrounds daily. This is the Super Market. Prior to the pandemic we took taking a trip to the supermarket for granted. You would walk in get the things you need and just be upset because the high school kid at the register was taking forever. Now days it is a whole different ball game. The first part of this new experience starts when you pull into the parking lot and see the line of people wearing mask waiting just to enter one at a time. It makes you want to just leave and go home. However, You know you need to get food for the family so you put on your mask and go stand in line like a good citizen while the worker counts you as you get closer to the door. After about 15 minutes, you finally get in the door to receive a bleached down cart. The first thing that I notice when I walk in is the shelves are empty. Now everyone is saying that there is enough food in the food chain. I cannot understand for the life of me why the shelves are empty. Why is everyone hoarding the food, paper towels and water. I am finally getting used to those items being low. I cannot understand why the barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, bread and everything else is gone. Finally, I sift through the scraps that are left and make my way to the front for the second line experience. There is one employee wiping down the isle and another telling you to step forward. After another 20 minutes of waiting, I finally get to check out. Next thing you know I am free again to go to my car. The experience is terrible. On Saturday, I went out to do my normal street photography routine. Every neighborhood that I walked through. I would see the Supermarket lines. I figured that I would photograph and document the lines to keep a personal photo journal so that years from now I can look back at pandemic 2020 and shake my head at the craziness we witnessed. All photographs were shot with my Sony A7lll camera. Email me your thoughts about you’re Supermarket experience at If you like my photo content, follow me on Instagram at burstmode610 and twitter at burstmode610


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