Architectural Photographer’s Mantra: Andy Marshall’s (@fotofacade) Beautiful Book (and My First Vlog)

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Welcome to my first attempt at a video-blog. It’s a trial and I hope the beginning of many more. 

I want to thank Andy Marshall for sending me his elegant book, “Andy Marshall: The Architectural Photographer’s Mantra.” (That link sends you to an online flipbook version.) It’s filled with his stunning work, embellished by pithy phrases describing his philosophy. Through reading, you gain appreciation for architecture and see cities in a new light. It’s a real prize.

 

I won this book in a fun little contest sponsored by Masco Salvage and Andy, broadcast on twitter. In celebration of their work on the Walcot Arts Trail, they posted an image of a heavily worn wooden sled-like contraption, which I correctly identified as a threshing board. Thank you both for the contest, well done.     

 

Andy (@fotofacade) is one of my favorite people on twitter. I am most appreciative of both the book and kind note, which arrived safely in Kansas City. Thank you, Andy!

 

I have been contemplating videos for a bit (truth be told, I bought a flip cam a year ago). While I am not yet comfortable in front of the camera, I hope to make more videos because they are easily accessed. It opens up a whole new world for architecture and urban ideas. 

  1. Walk-throughs of places or buildings under construction or completed.
  2. Conversations with people who create cities including architects, owners, futurists, community advocates, and so on.
  3. Comments on significant ideas that get my ire up or inspire me. 
  4. Book reviews – I read several every week, and I find my reviews just don’t get written. 

It’s a more personal way to share ideas, I think. And can become quite spontaneous – I hope.

 

Do you think it’s a good idea?