Thursday, October 22, 2009

Foshay Tower

Modeled after the Empire State Building, The Foshay Tower, was completed in 1929 just months before the stock market crash. In an elaborate dedication, Wilbur Foshay, had commissioned John Philp Sousa to write a special march for the event. Six weeks following the dedication of the building, Wilbur Foshay, was bankrupt and the $20,000 check he wrote to Sousa bounced. In retaliation, Sousa prohibited the playing of the march so long as Foshay's debt to him remained outstanding. Foshay never lived in his new home which went into receivership. In 1988, a group of Minnesota investors repaid Foshay's debt to Sousa's estate, and the march was permitted to be played again. Following a 90 million dollar renovation that began in 2006, it is now home to the 230 room W hotel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rainy Morning

On the way to the studio, I decided to stop and shoot this before I had to become a part of it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The California Building

Took this view of my building called "The California Building" coming back from a shoot. Having spent many years in California, it seems fitting that I now find myself in a building with the same name. It has some interesting history and some very good art is being done within it's walls.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Unique" Rachel

Rachel responded to my craigslist ad and came to the studio to be a part of my "Unique" series. I think she is now in Los Angeles studying to be an on-air journalist. I have not added to the project in a very long time...maybe it is time to begin again? Wish I had another source for getting people..I have tried ads in coffee shops, laundromats...with very little success. Does anyone know of someone...maybe yourself, who would make a good candidate?