Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ashtray

An extension of
The Laramie Project
 I took some detail photographs in addition to the ones that I used for The Laramie Project.  Here is one of the details of the mail boxes.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Baseball

Well I said that I would post some more photographs of the mailboxes, so here they are.  The whole entryway is just fascinating.  I love the contrast of the poster with the baseball.  The poster represents an anarchist website, crimethinc.com and the baseball seems to represent the traditional American culture, American Dream and American lifestyles.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Church with Red Doors

This church is known as the "church with red doors."  It has shown up in past photography and will show up again, I am sure.  It is not in The Laramie Project yet, maybe it should be.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not Quite Sure


The stairway down to the laundry room is pretty knarly. There are spots like this all over. It must be from someone dragging a dead body down the stairs. I like the way that the photo turned out it looks like these spots are being picked up with some sort of crazy sci-fi fluid remain detector.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stairway to Heaven


This stairway really leads to a semi-hostel style apartment. The top of these starts come out at a door that leads to a hallway with mirrors and a kitchen. I am not sure if the kitchen has a door or not. The hallway also has several other rooms. You buy the rooms and share the kitchen. There is also permanent artwork installed in the hallway.
Regardless of whether you the living situation would b heaven or not, this stairway is beautiful enough to take you to heaven.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pennzoil


This can of yuck has been sitting here for some time. It was in the same spot the last time we lived in this building.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Got Mail?


I love love love this entry to these apartment buildings. The old mailboxes seem to represent the people that have lived her but also the changing of people. The boxes house more than mail. One is used regularly as an ash try, another stored trash, and yet another a baseball.

There is a poster above that is addressing gender roles. The Crimethinc poster contrasts with the baseball representing the American norm. Love it! Maybe I will post the detail photos that I took at a later date.

Friday, October 15, 2010

What A Gas


Well I think that these are measuring some form of energy that we are using. The pattern that this gauges create is gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Miss Home


Well, not really. There are aspects of the time that I spent in Rapid City that I miss, but every time I go back they aren’t the same anyways. This path reminds me of some of the areas in Art Alley.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bright Light



This photograph is of the light at the end of the hall.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Its All in the Details


The architecture in the building is fascinating throughout. This is one of the many wall corners. I love the details. I am not sure what these are called and doubt that many residents have noticed their existence, but someone had to design each of these. I would guess that they were carved by hand, considering how old he building is. This style appears in the stairways and in various apartments.
Our apartment has circular archways into the kitchen and dining room. The archways don’t come down in a straight line but create full circle. There are circular pieces of wood throughout. Out neighbors have one bedroom and three bathrooms. One of the bathrooms has been turned into a closet with wood over the tub and pipes sticking out in various directions. This detail is a great testament to the artistic architecture throughout the building.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Disgustingly Beautiful

The ceiling in the entryway to The Connor is disgustingly beautiful. It is old but has character, like my grandma. My grandma is crazy, racist and one of the most wonderful women I know. Not sure where that came from…

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Front Door? Back Door



I loved this doorway with the stairs and leading lines.  The amount of bikes in this back alley with beat up buildings has a sense of beauty that I cant quite explain.
I am not sure whether this is the front door or the back door.  My guess is that it is a back door to an apartment, but it is difficult to say.