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Wings of Progress

Wings of Progress

Wings of Progress

In June of 2011 there was a post in the now defunct ONEOWNER blog with this photo of the Times Square building in Rochester, NY.  Completed in 1930, the top of the building has a tower with a massive structure known as the “Wings of Progress”.  It’s one of the few landmarks in an otherwise nondescript landscape.  Some believe the Wings are Orgone Accumulators or “features common to art deco, raygun gothic and other modernist buildings”.  I shot the photo while working on an assignment at the Rochester Convention Center, which has a terrace over the Genesee River.  This is probably the best view of the structure.

Almost a year after the photo was posted I received an email from a New York book publisher expressing an interest in reproducing it in a book about Wendell Castle, who is “…one of the most important, influential and celebrated designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries”.   I believe the original request came from the author, Alastair Gordon.   I have been a fan of Wendell Castle for years and was honored to be a part of the book.  I had also read other books by the author and knew this was going to be well done.  I provided the publisher with a written consent and a high res file for reproduction.  Last week I received a complimentary copy of the book and was shocked to see the photo was a full page reproduction in the 10″ x 12″ book.  I don’t have a coffee table but now I may need to get one.  You can get a copy of the book here.  It’s a great read and full of excellent photos of Mr. Castle’s amazing work.

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rainbow # 8422

rainbow # 8422

Welcome to 2clicksaway, a blog dedicated to photography and other nonsense.  Anyone familiar with the old ONEOWNER blog will feel comfortable with this new format since most things are the same, except there is no history.  But history makes itself and I’m hoping to follow the same path as ONEOWNER.  There are some minor differences, though.  This blog is 99% fact free whereas ONEOWNER was 100% fact free.  The added 1% fact makes this more nutritious and keeps readers on their toes.  The facts won’t necessarily be obvious so if there is any confusion, please leave a comment and I’ll personally get back to you.  As a matter of fact, I intend to answer all comments since I don’t anticipate very many anyway.  But do comment, please.

Another thing you may notice is a bit cleaner look since I’m not using too many Widgets.  There is no “Blogroll”.  I had one on the old blog but I neglected it and it never seemed up to date.  I’m unsure of the value of it so if anyone has any opinion at all, please let me know and I will be glad to add one in the near future.

In conjunction with this blog is a second blog, LIGHTSCATTER, which is very special to me.  I won’t be doing any writing on this blog, only posting photos.  There are quite a few blogs that follow this format and I really like the idea of having the photos stand on their own.   I also welcome comments on LIGHTSCATTER as well and look forward to sharing information on any photos.  The posts will represent  my favorite photos, so some may or may not appear here.

emo # 2127

emo # 2127

Oh, this guy might show up from time to time.  It’s in his contract.