The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana

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.

The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana

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.

The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana

The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana


The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana
The Dr. Richard Davis House known as Woodside in Marion, Indiana

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I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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