Just celebrated twenty three years of marriage this past weekend with my lovely bride, Robin. In order to add some playful fun and adventure to a city visit that we have made dozens of times, we set out on Sunday morning, with camera in hand, working on commission for a new magazine called Architexture.
The magazine focuses on the way designed structures employ rhythm, depth, texture, color, etc. to evoke a response. Our assignment was to capture impressive architexture in the Lodo and Capital Hill area of downtown, and to create a physical, curated presentation of our work. We would take turns with our new camera, using a timer to control our rhythm; every fifteen minutes swapping the jobs of photographer and lookout so the super quiet electric bus on the 16 Street Mall didn’t mow us down. After a great morning and some great espresso stops, too, we finished our work and collected our works in the 40 page book you see pictured above.
I have taken the time to create a gallery with a few more of my favorites.
The camera: Canon G7X Mark II.
What? You have never heard of Architexture magazine? Well, there may not be one, cause I made it up. We made the book at the Walmart photo center when we were done, and had so much fun we had to go hit golf balls in a lake when we were done. I surprised my wife with this “assignment” over breakfast simply to sponsor our creativity, and to give us something ridiculous to do on our time together with no kids and no one else telling us what to do. Julia Cameron in the The Artist’s Way told me to take my inner artist on a date, so I decided to let it play third wheel to my wife on an even better adventure. I bet there are a hundred ways to create fun things to do with your bestie. #creativedating
P.S. Happy Birthday, Mom!
P.S.S. Happy Birthday, Karla!
P.S.S.S. Totally separate there.