For my final project I decided to photograph college students who go to the thrift stores quite often and a good percent of their wardrobe was found at a thrift store. My subjects were great apart from them not being able to meet me until very close to deadline.
I don’t know if I conveyed my concept of thrift shopping as well as I could have. I wanted to show that the clothing they have obtained from the thrift stores can easily be incorporated into their closets and their everyday lifestyles.
Lovetecus Allen shows off one of his favorite outfits. Allen is a radio DJ for KCOU on the University of Missouri campus. “My closet is 60% vintage and thrift shop worthy clothes. Cheap and cheerful, lol.” Lovetecus likes to go to the thift shops at least once a month on “his good day. Meaning I want to treat myself.”
Megan Shaffer climbs on the railings of Kampai Sushi in Alley A in Columbia, Missouri, May 1, 2015. “These are my favorite thrift shop shorts,” Shaffer said of the shorts she had on that day. “At least 75% of my closet is from a thrift shop.” Shaffer is among many college students at the Unversity of Missouri who frequents Maude V, a thrift/vintage shop in the District of downtown Columbia, Mo.
James Hickok dresses casually after a long day giving group presentations for his classes at the University of Missouri, May 6th, 2015. Hickok is a Conference and Event Management major at Mizzou. When asked how often he goes to a thrift or vintage shop, “well I go to Muse a lot, so once every like 5 months or something.” Muse is a clothing store that supplies both new and vintage/thrift clothing to the city of Columbia.
Lindley Bennett shows off her funny patterned shirt that she piked up at a thrift store, Thursday, May 7th, 2015. “My favorite place is probably Maude V and Goodwill. Goodwill is cheaper, but Maude V has some really cool pieces.” Maude V is located in the District of downtown Columbia. “I’d say about say about 55%-60% of my closet is thrifted.”