Someone just sent me a DM asking why I don’t have portraits on my page. Well the answer is simple: I don’t really do portraits. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of them but I personally feel that there are so many talented and amazing portrait photographers that IG doesn’t need me stumbling onto that scene. Portraits can give off personality and tones, it can capture that person and their mindset, history, and who they are. But buildings have personality too. You can learn a lot about the city and its history through a structure. The architecture of a building can tell you many things: was it built to make a quick buck? Or was their a subtle, much deeper meaning behind the design lines? Only the drafter’s pencil knows. Art Deco buildings combine gaudy thoughts, optimistic designs, and the belief in machinery and speed to create something amazing when the lines meet. The straight, orderly lines of the International style speak to the yearning of order and regularity in an uncertain world; Art Noveau would beg to differ though. Point is that buildings, through architecture and design, can testify to the city’s resilience and history. These three structures were built around the same time, and if anything their construction began the great building boom that gave the city some of the greatest landmarks on earth.
Taken on November 28, 2017 on a Canon T1i.