In any pursuit, there is always a person or an experience that leaves a lasting impression. For me academically, an encounter with a Frank Gehry building defied every thought I had ever had about “what a building could be”, and I knew architecture was my calling. Several years following, I began a journey that incidentally focused my lens on his architectural genius. From 1998 to 2010, three of Frank’s most iconic buildings were selected, and three independent visits to each were made over the period of time. A different film camera format was utilized during each visit: a Hasselblad 503CW, a Canon EOS 3 and a Hasselblad Xpan System. By 2009, I realized I was not only documenting a living history of the buildings and their environments, but my personal development and change as a photographer as well. The buildings featured are the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, and, of course, the Guggenheim Museum located in Bilbao, Spain. In total, the series contains over 450 hand produced images of the three projects.

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