Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Images from Lake George during this year's Americade.
On the first day of this summer's road trip we stopped for lunch in Lake George and to our surprise the place was full of motorcycles. Well it wasn't really a surprise because this was the third year in a row that we stumbled upon Americade on our way through New York State. So I have been to Lake George 3 times and have never seen it without thousands and thousands of bickers and their bikes! We now know that Americade takes place during the first week of June every summer. We only spent an hour or 2 in town so right after lunch I ran around asking people if I could photograph them with their bikes. In truth I'm not that happy with the results. I wish I could have spent more time there in order to really capture this amazing group of people.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
More from Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College. I do hope that you all took the time to look at Chris Mottalini's work. I was just looking at his images again and there is so much going on in them. I mean there's the window light, the graphics and form of the architect's lines, the textures of the materials, and the way in which these beautiful buildings fit in with their surroundings. He is definitely doing Paul Rudolph justice. I am preparing an architecture slideshow for my class tomorrow. Now all I have to do is infect my students with the enthusiasm I have. Hopefully early tomorrow morning that will still be possible!
Monday, July 14, 2008
While in Florida we made a quick stop in Lakeland to see the Florida Southern College whose whole campus and 12 of its buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I was definitely inspired to tackle this subject by Chris Mottalini's work which I become aware of just before our trip. Check out his images of Paul Rudolph homes that were slatted to be demolished here. They are quite something.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
More images from our recent road trip. This was my first time ever to Florida and it was really nice to see the pastel-cement-block-bungalow in its natural habitat. Occasionally you see one here and I always thought that they looked so weird. In fact I thought that they were quite ugly, but seeing them as they are meant to be allowed me to really appreciate them. In fact I became quite enamoured with this style and spent some time trying to capture it. As an aside the birds in the second photo are White Ibis. Perhaps not exciting to locals but I just loved watching them forage on this person's front lawn.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
First photos from my recent trip down south. These cars were all photographed in Florida. The palm trees and the colours that exist down there really made an impression on me and I was often trying to adjust my eye to this new situation. The fact that there were so many of these old classics was also completely different and something that I really enjoyed. Our northern winter with its cold and salt doesn't allow for cars to have such a long lifespan.