I love anything that happens along and transforms my vision. Water is magic; it plays with my eye, mimics hallucination, reflects, distorts, and wakes me up to new ways of seeing.
An unexpected flash of color and the cascading movement of a paint spill suspended in time. How long ago did a single, monumental splatter form this turquoise waterfall?
turquoise paint on brick wall
Westminster is one of the beautiful old downtown churches. Seen in the slight ripple of a nearby reflecting pool, it has a nice impressionistic quality.
westminster church reflection
Minneapolis meets Barcelona by way of an illusory mirror image. It’s as if a wave of Gaudi’s magic wand transformed these drab, high-rise buildings into forms of undulating exuberance.
I work in the historic Young Quinlan Building, a former grand department store replete with Old World style. The chandeliers, ornate stone carvings and white-gloved elevator operators lend a sense of occasion to my workaday world.
IDS Center is an icon in the Minneapolis skyline – a sleek, modernist tower of glass and steel, and the tallest building in the city. Seen through this dirty skylight, the tower sports an uncharacteristic touch of grit.
IDS Center (through skylight)
For me, this photo is about unexpected color and the triumph of nature. See that unlikely little patch of green grass above the red door? It just makes me smile.
It was a bright, sunny day. The strong backlighting behind First Baptist Church created a halo effect and dramatic outlines against the jet-trail clouds in the distance.
church with halo effect
The Energy Center is a blight on downtown, a dumpy industrial ogre, painfully out of place amid the polish and shine of the soaring skyscrapers. But it produces the most stunning billows of steam – a cloud machine floating ethereal puffs into the blue like bubbles on the breeze.
cityscape with steam rising (cloud machine)
There is a serenity in the domed atrium of Capella Tower – a soothing ease of movement and calming repetition of curves and columns bathed in cool, clean light.
curves & columns