If you read the recent post about my image, Make No Little Plans, then you know I’m working on this new series The White City. Inspired by novel The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Sunday I had the chance to shoot a little bit, first at the University of Chicago’s Mansueto Library, and since I was in the neighborhood where the 1893 World’s Fair took place I thought it would be a good idea to drive through the two parks, Washington Park and Jackson Park, and the Midway Plaisance for a little inspiration.
I’m on the fence about including these images to be part of this series since my intent was to stick with architectural images but landscape architecture is a huge part of this book and this city, then and now. Frederick Law Olmsted, the park’s architect, was deeply involved in shaping the aesthetics of the fair. He was also very prominent in landscape architecture throughout the country designing some of our most well known parks, most notably Central Park in New York city.
So, to some extent, I feel like images from these areas are integral to the story. They may or may not make the final cut once I complete the series but for now I’ll share them with you….it is a work in progress.
Angie , You just amaze me. Although we "know" each other, we really don't know the deep side of each other:) This post made me aware of really how intellectual and intelligent you are towards your career and talent. Not that that is a surprise, just that I didn't know how advanced you are and how worldly you have become!
I feel like you're the "adult" and I'm still struggling to find myself:) Congratulations on all your success! And ....thank you for making one of my few and best friends , your Mom, so proud and happy in your family and professional life. You most certainly are Blessed.
Take care dear:)
Thank you so much Kim, you made me tear up:) I really appreciate you writing this and everything you said. It really means a lot. And that you and my mom are such good friends:)
I think we're all always finding ourselves, not sure that ever changes or that it should, right? Everyday I feel like I'm confused yet affirmed about who I am and where I'm going, it's certainly a mixed bag of feelings that's for sure.
Thank you again, Kim! So happy to know you and have your support:)