Friday Dec. 3 Photography Show

Nelson Atkins Museum with reflections in the Bloch addition glass.

Two things for this post:

Announcing a photography art show on the evening of Friday December 3rd at The Hook Gallery and Framing event space (map, website) in the Westport “Horseshoe” near Californos and Murray’s. We’re replenishing the outdated stock of my wares therein and will be showing some Plaza Lights photos in the spirit of the season, as well as sights like the Kauffman Center’s progress and its change on the Kansas City skyline so far this year. There will be lots of new matted and framed prints, and custom orders for specific sizes and matte/frame combinations will be taken as well. Please, everyone feel welcome to come by and bring your friends too. With digital photography there are a lot of online/Facebook/Twitter buddies out there too so it would be a fun meeting face to face.

On this photo above – On Monday evening at the Nelson Atkins Museum I was working with the Visitor’s Association to help them get some customized shots on the grounds centering on the new Bloch addition. While preparing and while we were waiting for just the right light, I thought it would be fun to slip on the wide-angle lens again and do another glass/architectural reflection type of thing I’ve come to enjoy doing recently. Here we can kind of see both parts of the interior and exterior of the Bloch addition, with a nice sunlit reflection of the original 1930s building in the glass.

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Dream Act Galvanizing

Discussing the Dream Act heading into the lame duck congressional session.

There was a meeting for the Dream Act and supporters Sunday evening at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Overland Park. I photographed a couple Dream Act rallies on the Plaza this past summer and have kept in touch with a few of the activists via Facebook. The Dream Act is legislation to provide a path to documented citizenship for children brought to this country under the age of fifteen, and who commit to two years of college work or enlist in the military.

Right now with the lame duck congressional session, Senator Harry Reid in Nevada has defeated his opponent Sharron Angle, and has also made prior statements supporting the Dream Act legislation.

The Dream Act was drafted because there is now a whole demographic in America that is culturally American but legally not. In my own opinion passing the Dream Act would be a positive, pragmatic step in immigration reform, and they always say how pragmatism was an American invention. Problem is though everything seems based on demagoguery these days, so we’ll see.

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Elmwood Cemetery Sunset Scene

Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City shortly before sunset.

Another from Elmwood Cemetery taken a week ago right around sunset with the fall foliage. Some of the streetscape of Truman Road is visible beyond the cemetery fence.

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Kauffman Center Skeletal

From the Grand Lobby in the Kauffman Center under construction, looking south.

One of my shots from the Kauffman Center’s Grand Lobby, seen from the top level outside of the under-construction Muriel Kauffman Theatre. This is the skeletal frame at the south of the building coming together to show a pattern here for me while inside for construction progress photos about three weeks ago.

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Downtown Skywalk Pt. 4

Skywalk at 12th and Wyandotte

Ending my set of pics I took Saturday night from the downtown skywalk. Getting situated to show angles and lines in this kind of way is one of the most fun things in photography for me. The US Bank building is through the windows at the left, with the south exterior glass of the skywalk visible from where I was standing in an “outcrop” of the structure, with Wyandotte Street and the Muehlebach Hotel viewable on the right.

– Downtown Kansas City, MO, at about 12 am Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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