Daylight Savings Chart
As I was walking into work this morning, I realized that living in the far north of the continental US has its benefits. While I may complain that the city is often unpopulated and boring at times, it is almost always a great place to turn to for a healthy dose of surrealism. For example, my early morning schedule (arriving to work at 6:00 AM) means that I encounter downtown Minneapolis under a heavy drape of darkness. This in itself is not strange… but there is this odd liveliness to the downtown, which continues despite the pitch black sky outside. It is roughly the same vibe as living inside of a space station, moon base, or other outpost like environment.
I recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska – the city where I studied at the University of Nebraska. After being away from “The Good Life” for over a year, it was refreshing, frightening, and beautiful to return. I would summarize the feeling as being wound into a photographic cocoon. Enjoy a few tidbits…
And just in case you needed to have a Nebraska desktop wallpaper for a dual-screen set up. The last two images will cover a 1680X1050 display. Enjoy!!!
MSP - Modern Gem
Everyone has photographic fetishes. And, I have a thing for airports. Maybe it is the intersection of private desire to travel with very public, non-descript, and functional architecture. Or maybe I just like photographing in places where I know my film may be confiscated.
MSP - A Sign of Life
On a recent trip to New York I had the distinct pleasure of flying out of the old, Lindbergh terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. It is exceptionally unfortunate what time has done to this ultra-modern, mid-century diamond in the rough. It has been added to seemingly endlessly to the point that one cannot see the front facade through all the parking garages and overpasses. Inside the airport, depressing gates and shopping mall corridors make it seem like a bad 1980s theme park. (Remember the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – like that)
Posted in Architecture, Art, Compulsions, Culture, Images, Photography
Tagged Airports, Architecture, Film, Mamiya 7, Minneapolis, Photography
I’m still inspired by the book I am reading: What Do Pictures Want?… I have been prowling through my flat files and archives of images for the last three days… rediscovering a universe of pictorial bliss. Enjoy.