Archive for the ‘B&W photography’ Category
My wife expecting our second child.
I found this dinosaur in the middle of Pittsburgh, PA outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Really great by the way). I found the dinosaur combined with the mirrored shape of the light post to be interesting and a little ironic. Where there used to be huge heads on large curving necks everywhere, we now have large electric lights on huge curving necks everywhere.
One day when I was feeling extra aggressive with my street photography exploration, I found this woman and her (husband?) sitting downtown waiting for the bus. I went up and politely asked if I could take their picture. She looked at her husband and he didn’t say anything. His look reflected his mood and his opinion though. Basically it said “You want to photography MY woman? I’m gonna kill you.” But, alas, he didn’t. You can see on his face though that he was not happy that his wife agreed to have her picture taken.
I went to the Cleveland Museum of Art last week and was walking around outside on a nice, but chilly Saturday afternoon and noticed this shot that allowed me to contrast the two parts/styles of the building.
If you haven’t seen the building, it’s definitely an extreme contrast in styles. One part (the original building) is about as “classic” as you can get. Marble, columns, big statues, cleanly carved shrubs and trees overlooking a beautiful lake, surrounded by a park. The newer building (actually currently under MAJOR expansion) is extremely modern in style. It’s actually fairly strange looking and I can imagine that a lot of people dislike the building as it’s blocky and simply marble stripes. Nothing could be more modern in style. You simply can’t miss it.
I can’t say that I love the building but what I do like is how the design of the building mirrors what’s inside. There’s classical art and modern art and everything in between, and I couldn’t think of a better way to show that concept on the outside of the building. Each example gives you no doubt as to the message they’re trying to send (we love all types and styles of art).
As a designer, I also like their logo because it does the same thing. I simply couldn’t do a better job of taking simple shapes to describe the two looks of the building and also summing up the concept of presenting “classical” and “modern” in one clean, simple image. It’s a masterwork of logo design in my opinion.
Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland, Ohio. “The Thinker,” which is displayed in front of the south entrance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is one of a handful of monumental castings of the famous work that was produced under Rodin’s supervision. It bears an identifying plaque that includes the phrase “Tragically damaged through vandalism March 24, 1970.”
I was in Cleveland and I noticed this huge billboard for light beer. What I thought was funny was it’s location. I just found this one really ironic since it was posted on a dilapidated, abandoned building in one of the roughest, poorest neighborhoods in Cleveland. I’m sure these are people that need all the “cheer” they can get. I’m just not sure that they need any more of the kind that comes from a beverage can. If perhaps they do, then I can almost guarantee that they could care less that it’s only 64 calories.
This is an undoctored photo of a tree at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It stands close to the wall of the modern portion of the building (hence the vertical stripes in the background). Notice the “eyes” on the trees.