Showing posts with label Art Deco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Deco. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Downtown Font of Knowledge

The Virginian-Pilot Building at 150 Bramleton Avenue in Norfolk Virginia home to the paper's editorial team, a.k.a "the downtown font of knowledge." The 1937 building designed by Finlay F. Ferguson, Sr. is an excellant example of Art Deco stripped classical mode made popular nationwide by Philadelphia architect Paul P. Cret. It radiates the strength and power of the press. Canon G15, 1/800 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 200 converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2 Lightroom plugin.

SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012. Online. Accessed 2012-11-29.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Deco Mechcanical

Up close to some of the art deco mechanical details of the bellows arms from a Kodak Jiffy Six-16 Series 1 camera vintage 1933-37. Canon 7D, 1/40 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro coverted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom 4.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Streamline Moderne

- This beautiful piece of history is a Revere 16mm Model 48 silent movie projector from the early 1950's. I saw it in an antique and vintage store. 16mm films were ones we used to watch in school back in the old days, pre-VCR. One of the things I love about old film gear is the way it was made, heavy and solid but also sleek and cool. Much of this look comes from the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne industrial design movement from the 1930's resulting from era of speed in transportation. Today we call it retro but you can see its roots clearly in the "technofuturistic curvedness" of Apple industrial design. Canon G1X, 1/160 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400, converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2 in Lightroom 3.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coyote Tower

The Northwest Tower, popularly known as the Coyote Building, is a 12-story art deco building in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago. It was completed 1929 and is considered the first art deco skyscraper in Chicago. In the 1980's it became home to the Tower Coyote Gallery, reportedly named because artists thought the building resembled a howling coyote. The picture was taken at the Damen stop on the Chicago 'L' Blue Line. Canon G11, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Monday, September 7, 2009

250 - A Naro Marquee

From 365 Project
The Naro Expanded Cinema is Hampton Roads Virginia's art house and revival theater, catering to local audiences interested in independent, foreign and limited release features since 1977. The Art Deco style theater was built in 1936 and originally opened as the Colley Theater. Located on Colley Avenue in Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood, the theater has been home to the area's regular screenings of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show for 30+ years. Canon G10, 1/50 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

161 - The Commodore

From 365 Project
I went to the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth Virginia tonight to see the movie Star Trek. Great movie! The Commodore is a classic 1940's Art Deco theater that has been restored and shows current first run movies. This photo was taken from our table looking towards the curtain clad screen. What a way to see a movie, big screen, THX sound and lots of elbow room. Canon G10, 1/3 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200, 11mm equivalent focal length. Camera sitting on a rail triggered with the self-timer.