Prev 512 of 911 Next View full size View slideshow View more information Man with a giant shopping bag Man with a giant shopping bag There are four giant butique style shopping bags at Martin Place. I do not recognise the logo on them but I can assume it is a commercial promotion. The bags have given me an idea for a serious photo illustrating over spending and its impact on our economy. Every day we are bombarded with news and analysis linking consumer overspending to rate rises and the dire consequences of such monetary policy on average families. So, I had the bag and all I needed is a brave model who would help me to complete an illustrative photograph. I have spotted a nice couple finishing lunch at one of the bags and as there were about to walk away I have asked if they could help me make that photo. I really had the young lady in mind as she was tall - model like figure, beautifully dressed and she would fit the “butique” label well. To my surprise however, the young men was tagging the bag handle before I could explain the concept in detail. Big kudos for energy and eagerness. I could not refuse such energetic helper. I thanked them both and walked away smiling. People can be very surprising. As for that consumer spending article - well I think I need a new subject on modern urban male and their shopping habits.