Saturday, September 26, 2009
Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas builds affordable housing with recycled materials. A self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber, Phillips says 80 percent of the materials are salvaged from other construction projects, hauled out of trash heaps or just picked up from the side of the road. “You can’t defy the laws of physics or building codes,” he said, “but beyond that, the possibilities are endless. Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I’m out to prove it.” Read the New York Times article here.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Taylor Hall archway is one of a handful of places that most say Cornell to me. Years ago, before the trees down the slope grew tall, you could see downtown Ithaca, the blue hills beyond half-lost in the promise of a hazy summer evening. I wish I'd photographed this place then. But enough of that first glimpse, first impression has stayed with me these years to color, I'm sure, many of my drawings, their gates, doorways, their beckoning light. Sometimes a memory is enough. But I love shooting Taylor too.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Near Town Line Road, Newfield. If I were Marty Poole, I might have set up an easel, begun painting. Lacking any such abilities, but determined nonetheless to capture something of the evening, I set up my tripod instead.