Documentary construction photography is always fun for me. All the action, machines, repeating patterns and clean lines keep me busy for hours. Plus, I find getting up on a rooftop at sunrise to have a peaceful, meditative quality to it.
In the fall, I connected with a new client: Cityscape Residential. Based in Indianapolis, Cityscape designs, develops, builds and manages multifamily rental communities across the Midwest. They were looking for some storytelling images for their new website, created by Common Design.
They asked me to document some of their processes, including design and construction, as well as provide new portraits for their corporate leadership. To see the images in use on the new site, click here.
See some other documentary construction photography and more about building stuff and getting it done, in these posts.
It’s winter in the Midwest. What’s a social-distancing photographer to do? Go for a walk in the woods!
Grateful to have some beautiful nature right outside my door. On this day I noticed a lot of interesting details, complex reflections and unique colors.
I may not have had sweeping vistas to photograph, but I like to look for the little things: moss frozen just under the surface of a pond, ice forming in lined patterns; snow landing on top of a seed pod.
We’re never far from the human element, so I like to include these details as well.
I’ve been taking a lot of photos since the pandemic started last March. Here are a few posts of photos I did during quarantine.
Now that we’re all out of school, I thought, “Hey, let’s do a post about the first day of school!” I like to do the opposite of what’s expected just for the sake of being different.
Anyways, this is the Leazenby family and a few years back I shot this fun story following their two kids on their first day of school.
I love these photos because there are some universal moments I think we all can identify with. I guarantee this will bring back some of the feels you had during your school years.
I didn’t want to interrupt these images with commentary. So, after you scroll through them, I’d like to hear about any particular moments that connected with you. Leave a note in the comments.
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Here are some more posts about getting out into the world and living life. I always strive to find universal moments, so check ’em out and let’s connect in this time of social distancing.
Introducing 18th Street Indy! After much anticipation, one of my favorite brewers has come to town.
I like big, bold beers. IPAs are great, but why not make it a double? I want a stout so dark that it absorbs the light around it. I’ll take a sour beer, too. I don’t mean tart. I mean, full-on SOUR!
That’s why 18th Street beers are for me. They have bold flavor in spades. Have you tried any of their beers yet? If so, let’s talk about it in the comments.
18th Street Brewery is based in Hammond, IN and has been winning major awards since 2013. Just last year they won Best Brewpub in the U.S. in a USA Today reader’s poll.
Last week I stopped in to check out the vibe and take some photos of the new space. A decent crowd for a Thursday afternoon plus a rare sunny day throwing out some good light combined for a nice set of images.
Muckrock the Casbah
As an added bonus, a rad mural by Jules Muck, the Venice Beach artist known as muckrock adds some flash to the side of the building that makes it stand out on the block.
While you’re over on Instagram checking out muckrock, give us a follow as well. We’ll follow you back so we can talk more about beer and art and whatever else is interesting.
…to Ty, Courtney and Bo; three good folks you might see on your visit. Tell them you saw these photos online and you just had to come in for a visit ASAP.
Hey, believe it or not, 18th Street Indy isn’t my first beer-related story. Here are some posts about brewing, an artist who designs labels and some more awesome murals…