Seeing the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright in Person
Yesterday I made the trip to Marion, Indiana to see the Woodside home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I have seen some of his work before. Here is West Lafayette we have the SAMARA house very near the campus of Purdue. In fact I walk right by the house every football Saturday on my way to the game. I have photographed SAMARA before, but it was interesting to photograph another work of Wright. Dr. Richard Davis was the land owner that contacted Wright about designing a home on his property. The initial construction of the property was complete in 1955 with the addition being completed in 1960. For some reason I always feel a little uneasy photographing the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. I think that he was such a master at what he did that I want to represent it in a good way. A little miscalculation on an angle on my part, and it could look totally different. For most of my shots on the day I was there to document the angles and other portions of the house so that they could be studied. A few times though I broke away from that to make something that appealed to me. The way that everything is integrated in a Wright home is very interesting to me. It was very cool to play a small role in documenting some of his great work. As I was walking around the house I kept thinking back to the kid sitting in his high school drafting classes hearing about the work of Wright. Then I realized that I was with one of the top Wright scholars giving me a tour of the house. It was a pretty cool experience.
Finding the Little Things
This past baseball season I tried to find the little things on the field and in the dugout. I thought that they were what made the game interesting. Here in the Davis Home I tried to key in on some of the little things. Here the unique handles for the cabinets really interested me. I love the way that they looked, but I also liked the way that they look like the arrows to move on to the next photo on some of the photo websites that I browse.
More Photos of the Dr. Richard Davis Home
Here are a few more photos of the house that I liked. This was a great opportunity to photograph the home. I would like to go back sometime when it is not midday to photograph it again. I think it would look great during the blue hour with the lights on inside. The even light would make this house shine.