When I heard about David Adjaye’s African American Museum, I knew I had to pay a visit to Washington D.C. I took up on my cousin’s offer to stay with her for a week at her Airbnb. This gave me opportunity to really explore DC. I did some research and I knew I wanted to see this until I showed up to see the dark glassed building under renovation. Instead of showing too much truth to the building I decided to shoot film. As i take out my camera I realized I still had shots left over from my previous shoot with Sean Guess aka Fay and Walker Architects. He had originally hired me to shoot The Sister’s House black and white so as an experiment I decided to buy ISO 50 film to see what I can come up with. I had 20 shots to capture this legendary building so I made sure to capture the people and reflections. Because of the gloomy day and low ISO speed I used a tripod.
I met Laurie and Al on the AIA Austin Homes Tour 2018 while I was a docent for Tim Cuppett and his Team at his wonderful project Eva Street. Al gave me a call a few days later with an opportunity to photograph a Historic Home Renovation Addition. I knew I was in for a good treat after learning about all the project’s they have invested into the city of Austin. This shoot started at 6am with a gap in the middle and finish up with exteriors in the backyard and it needed to meet its deadline 1 week later. This deadline was met on time for their proposal.