I found this wonderful viewpoint while on assignment taking images of Camelback Mountain.
SAVE THE DATE! This is going to be the biggest weekend for Art in downtown Phoenix. 100+ galleries/studios will be open Friday night AND Sat/Sun during the day. And it gets even better, The Drive-Thru Gallery & Studio will be hosting an internationally published photographer with exclusive/never seen before images of two of the most significant architectural masterpieces in Arizona. More details coming very soon. You don’t want to miss it. SAVE THE DATE!
photo by Sophie Blaylock/Downtown Devil
I have been teaching photography for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation up at Taliesin West for a few years now and I can not even explain to you how awesome that is. To be able to teach what I love in a setting as beautiful as Taliesin West, a place where architecture and desert magically blend, it really is a dream come true.
But there is another place I love just as much, downtown Phoenix. I have been living here for a few years now and am finally getting settled in to a work/live space that I really enjoy. After opening The Drive-Thru Photography Gallery & Studio I quickly realized it would also serve as a “base camp” for doing Photography Workshops that really focus on the downtown area. From historic hotels to Catholic Basilica’s to street art to modern skyscrapers to Japenese Gardens to etc etc etc. Its a photographers DREAM.
photo by me
I had my first class over this past weekend and it was such a rewarding experience. One of the students told me he would never go back to using AUTO MODE on his camera again. Yahoo. That makes me smile (alot)
Taylor Seely did an awesome story on it and hung out with us for a few hours. Thats cool. Check out the Downtown Devil story here.
I was asked to take a few images of construction being done at “The Newton” last week. I am really excited about this project in Phoenix. The images aren’t all that glamorous but I do get excited about documenting new project in the early stages. Here is a little info.
The new Changing Hands Bookstore will be housed in The Newton, an adaptive reuse project in the former location of Beefeaters restaurant at 3rd Avenue and Camelback in the Uptown district. The Newton will also house a restaurant called Southern Rail (by the owners of Beckett’s Table) and a co-working space.
A great story with the images got posted on the downtown Phoenix Journal. Check it out here.