About three years ago, AECOM sent me to Pittsburgh in the dead of winter to photograph the almost-completed North Shore Connector subway project. Watching the three iron workers put together the ventillator system in riduculously cramped areas was really amazing. With math and logic they moved thèse huge and bulky métal cabinets around with almost zéro room to spare. The fans themselves were beautiful designs, as you can see for yourself.
On our way to baggage claim in Pittsburgh, we came across this scale model of a T-Rex.
Readying one of the huge fans to be moved into position.
The reverse angle of the blade preparation.
A somewhat abstrait view of the fan blades being tested.
This strap was part of a complex move the workers employed to move one of the units into place.
One of the iron workers reflected in a piece of the infrastructure.
My client used these in color but I preferred many of them in B&W.
Another abstract of the blades while being tested prior to installation.
It’s the unseen corners of places that attract me.
This, I would say, is a good example of art just occurring naturally. This is a tarp inside one of the Connector tunnels, presumably protecting the walls from, well, everything.
This section is personal in nature, an annual trip my lovely wife and I make to the Central Coast of California, near San Simeon. In January, the beaches are chockablock with Elephant Seals – mating, fighting, giving birth – which is quite a show. And that part of California is relentlessly beautiful. Finally, the best part: not a lot of people!
Along Highway One, just north of San Simeon, along California’s Central Coast.
The Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, still in use, with multitudes of Elephant Seals residing nearby.
Pelicans cruising for a meal near San Simeon.
A female Elephant Seal with her pup, plus the ever-present seagulls looking for afterbirth to feast on.
A female seal basking in the afternoon sun.
There are many buzzards along the Central Coast.
A lone buzzard looking for an errant varmint between the beach and the Coast Highway.
The Piedras Blancas Lighthouse.
Elephant Seal males constantly battle each other for control of their harems. Each one can have as many as 60 girlfriends.
The beautiful coastline of California’s Central Coast, this area being just south of Big Sur.
Female Elephant Seals often fight for real estate.
December and January is mating time for Elephant Seals.
A female Elephant Seal up close.