Using ordinary objects to make extraordinary designs is one of the things I love the most about architecture. The photograph below shows one of my favorite architecture features in NOLA, and that is saying a lot because this city is full of wonderful architecture! It is a water fountain made with beer taps located in the The Bulldog patio, a local bar.
I remember the first time I went to this bar thinking ” wow that is such a cool idea”, I also imagined a drunken architect saying “I beer, I like fountain, I most combine them!”. An other cool fact about this fountain is that all the coins people drop in, while making a wish to the god of booze I’m guessing, is donated to charity.
This is a really exciting post, not only because it brings great photos with it, but because it is the first collaboration between Robert Doyle from Soundtrack of a Photograph and Soranny Martinez from Sory’s World . We both decided to photograph our favorite subject, at the same time, same day and using the same camera model, the trick? We are both in different cities and we have never personally met! So after a little playing we both set camp on October 6, 2015 to capture our snaps (Robert in New York, Soranny in New Orleans), taking two shots one at sunset and the other an hour before, one in color and the other in black and white, and now we are here to share the final work with you.
Soranny- It’s funny what you can accomplish with a little planing and a vigorous interchange of about 40 emails, Robert and I came across each other on the The Daily PostCommunity Pool a few months back and fell in love with each other’s work at once, now we are collaborating, isn’t that awesome!? Robert not only shares the love for photography with me but also we both enjoy photographing bridges, so when he came up with the idea of working together the first thing that came to mind was “We should work on bridges”!An other fun fact is that I personally am afraid of heights and water gives me the creeps, but there is something about bridges, specially the CCC, that just makes me feel at peace. One of my favorite things to do is to sit under the bridge and watch the people pass on their bikes or working out in peace, contrasting with all the chaotic traffic crossing the bridge. Also I look at bridges as connectors, keeping us close even across water. Makes me feel that all though my friends are far from me, it’s not really that much of a distance, I can literally cross waters and be with them again. I really hope y’all enjoy our picks as much as we enjoy planing and taking the plan into action, it was really a lot of fun and we came up with great photos to show. Also don’t forget to check Robert’s blog for more great photos, writing and MUSIC (he likes to pick songs for his posts and it’s pretty cool), you will fall in love with his work as I did. Here are the photos he chose for the project:
Robert- “So it was that a few months back I was introduced to Soranny and her blog-https://sorysworld.wordpress.com/ via a weekly feature on WordPress called Community Pool, that allows fellow bloggers to give one another input on layout, graphics, and photos. When I investigated her blog I was immediately impressed by her work, mostly inspired by her new home of New Orleans. As I began going through her photos I saw that she has a great feel for architecture, texture and vibrant colors. Digging deeper I noticed one thing especially. She had posted some amazing photos of bridges. When I asked her about it she admitted it was one of her favorite subject matters. I had done an entire blog last year about the Manhattan Bridge, so coming across someone as passionate about bridges as her was a great find. Please make sure you check out her blog for yourself. Soranny’s choice was the GNO Bridge in New Orleans and mine was the 59th Street Bridge, both of which really seem to represent where we both are. For Soranny it represents the love of her new home in New Orleans and for me, my new home in Queens. I like to think that bridges represent both the actual structure, and the transitions we both made. Here are Soranny’s photos”:
And to finish we leave you with our selfies, also taken that same day and links to all of social media pages and our blogs, please comment, like, share and follow!!!
Again for this one I had to get creative at work, they asked us to look at architecture and to consider black and white or monochrome for our shot.
This is the hospital lobby, I went up to the third floor during my lunch on Saturday and took a few shots from there, this was my favorite one. I find it really interesting and complex with all the geometrical shapes and straight lines. What do you guys think?
I was not able to post anything today and that sucks!!!
Normally I post two or three times a day and browse my Reader page reading and liking y’all stuff, all this thanks to the fact that my job has not blocked WordPress for us (yet) and I also sit in the ER for 8 hours doing pretty much nothing, so I am able to type my life away and then share it with y’all. But today was my day off, which means I had to be a grown up and run errands and all that type of boring shit grown ups do, you know buy groceries, try not to kill the woman in front of you at the ten items of less line for having 20 items and trying to pay with check, like really who the fuck uses checks now days?? Normal grown up stuff.
Anyways, one thing I was able to do while stuck in traffic for, I shit you not, two hours!!!! was take a few snaps of the CCC bridge from different angles as I crossed it. It is the same bridge in the photos I submitted for my Photo 101: Landmark post.
Hope you enjoy the photos, feel free to comment, like and share. I will be back tomorrow as my regular self, have a great night.