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.