I was photographing on Henry Mall on the UW campus the other day and went up to the archives of the State Historical Society to visit a friend of mine. After talking to Andy for a while I left his office saw this, it was the perfect time to shoot a space I have always admired. There is something very calm and very right about the top of the stairwell in the SHS building and I love the sound of the place. I was happy to be in the right place at the right time with the right camera.
I was asked to photograph John DeMain for Madison Magazine awhile back. While setting up and waiting for the rest of the participants in the shoot I caught the marketing directors for the Madison Symphony and the Madison Opera Company horning in on my architectural photography gig.
One of my oldest (meaning I’ve worked for them for a long time) called the other day and asked if I could get a shot of one of their recent projects. The next morning dawned a beautiful clear fall morning and I was going their way. I’ve sort of imagined this photograph ever since I knew they were going to rebuild what was once a burned out husk of a building. It was fun to climb up to my supposed vantage point and find that I could take a small portrait of the town I live in. I do have the best job.
I’ve always been fascinated by signs, for real and metaphorically. I mean think about it, they are always saying something,kind of like people.
It’s good to be on location.
I’ve been driving past Flagstadt Floral for 30+ years and have always admired the windows. This is a particularly fine dressing for the season of hope and foolishness.
of rain and heat.
I saw this while on the road and added it to the American Beauty project I’m working on.