Palmer College of Chiropractic

This series of photos is an experiment from many years ago, around 2011...I think.

 

My wife had just started studying at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange Florida. I have been a fan of good architecture for a long time and Palmer has an absolutely beautiful campus! It is a very modern building of mostly white painted steel, glass, and large accents of orange. It’s bright, airy and open, and there are little nooks and cozy places with chairs and tables for students to study all over the campus. It's a great use of space that is perfect for its application. The buildings felt rooted in classic education but modern and forward-looking, just like the study of chiropractic care is.

Looking back, I wish I would have spent a bit more time there, soaking it in and making photographs, but these images I have I think are interesting. I was experimenting with film a lot at the time and Courtney had given me a little plastic 35mm camera with a fixed focal length and no focus. I thought it might be a fun idea to shoot a beautiful modern building with a crappy little camera...and it was. I think they have a really cool vibe. They feel a bit like some of the mid-century magazine articles about architecture I have seen, or even the work of Julias Schulman. I do not mean to compare this work to his at all, he was a master at his craft, and I was goofing around with a plastic camera in a cool building, but it was fun and inspiring nonetheless, and I would like to experiment more with this sometime soon.

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Colorado Springs Airbnb

Courtney and I are pretty huge fans of Airbnb and have been using it for a long time. It’s even better now that we have kids.

If you have kids than you know what I am talking about. Having a full kitchen, rooms for sleeping, and space to play makes traveling a lot better. We decided to get away for the weekend to Colorado Springs and we stayed in this awesome little house in one of the older parts of town. It was very affordable and one of the coolest houses we have ever stayed in. It was perfectly designed and decorated in a way that was modern, but a little bit rustic, and very cozy and comfortable. It really was lovely. Here is the link to the place if you should find yourself in Colorado Springs.

I went pretty minimal with my kit this trip and only brought my X Pro-2 and 23mm f2, but I was still able to get some interior shots I was pretty happy with. My 16mm would have been helpful at times, but I actually appreciate the challenge of a minimal kit. Processing was done with Capture One and Mastin Labs Gold 200 (which is a killer combo that will be it's own blog post eventually).

I would love to do more photography like this. I found it inspiring, challenging, and a lot of fun

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the United States Air Force Academy

This chapel at the Air Force Academy is one of my favorite buildings in the world.

It is a mostly modernist building with Gothic influence and a strong aeronautical theme because of its location. It is absolutely beautiful! We spent a couple hours exploring it inside and out and I probably could have stayed for a couple more hours. The entire campus is actually stunning and I hope to spend some more time making images soon.

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