Gesture and Light
Whenever in Phoenix on assignment, I invariably find myself at some point in the Tempe Town Lake area (a “lake” that didn’t exist until 1999). A recent project brought me 6 days in my old home town, getting acquainted with all the changes and growth that seem to come at a head-spinning pace, eventually leading me to the new pedestrian bridge by T.Y Lin International Group. A few days into the trip I did a complete photographic study of the project, but while scouting it for the first time, this small, B&W iPhone survey became a valued look at the lake’s newest development.
Years ago, I became conscious of how architecture and design awaken the spirit. And once the eyes open, we see the miracle of what happens when both the gesture of mechanics and light marry and become one. When grace and form turn the utilitarian into the sublime.
In this case a bridge can figuratively connect one across the chasm of everyday life, to an inspired thought or way of seeing. Or at the very least to an inspired morning in a photographer’s desert home town.