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Project Classic Homes

February 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

One of the ways you can keep motivated to take pictures, stay focused, and to accomplish personal goals is start photographic projects. One of several photo projects that I have been working on for some time now is photographing classic houses in northern Utah. This project is about documenting houses mostly built in the first half of the 20th century. Houses that have some history and a unique look or style. Some houses I discover roaming around the older neighborhoods in our cities. Others homes I find as I drive around the countryside that surrounds the cities. 

Part of my goal with this project is to preserve the memory of the homes that are these houses. The more important part of my project though is to artistically depict the settings, sense of nostalgia, and wonder about who built and subsequently lived in these houses. And finally, I want to show the houses as beautiful structures in their own right. Almost as if they are statues, sculpted by their builders and attaining the worn patina of time that adds to the beauty of their existence.

In this blog post I will present some images that I think illustrate the project that I've taken on. A project that I intend to carry on in the years ahead.

Midday light.  Brigham City, UtahMidday light. Brigham City, Utah

House in Brigham City, Utah.

Morning light. Weber County, Utah.Morning light. Weber County, Utah. Farmhouse in Weber Counry, Utah.

Afternoon light. Ogden, Utah.Afternoon light. Ogden, Utah. House in Ogden, Utah.

Morning light. Farr West, Utah.Morning light. Farr West, Utah. Farmhouse in Farr West, Utah.

Midday light. Ogden, Utah.Midday light. Ogden, Utah. House in Ogden, Utah.

If you want more motivation to keep going out and taking photographs come up with some projects. If you want focus to create a more unified body of images, work on the projects you've taken on. Pictures for your photography projects don't have to be the only pictures you take but it's helpful to have some specific goals you can work to achieve. And finally remember, with practice and the skills practice develops, you can take photographs in any light and at any time.

 


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