28 January 2013

In Focus


~ Happy Monday Friends ~


{The Columns ~ College Avenue, Macon, GA}

Wow, I just looked at the number of posts I did in previous years and I spent almost half that amount of time here last year...I'm sorry.



{The Columns ~ College Avenue, Macon, GA}

I really need to step it up a bit, don't I?  I so enjoy my visits with you and sharing my stories, photographs, projects, and more...but just did not have the time to indulge in it last year as much as I would have liked.  Nor did I have enough time to visit your blogs as often as I wanted to.  


{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}

Obviously, when Italian Girl in Georgia is absent from here it is a sign that my other work is going well, which is a good thing.  


{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}

I am passionate about my work in the architectural and interior design field, and when that work is not available I re-invent myself to meet the needs of my clients in some other aspect of design and grab a creative job when I can.


{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}



{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}


{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}

Recently, I was commissioned to do a series of large format black and white photographs of iconic architectural buildings and structures in my town.  

{I originally shot these images in black and white, which I loved making ~ they were not manipulated and changed into black and white.}  



{Central City Park Pavilion ~ Macon, GA}

This job was for my dentist {and friend} who late last year purchased an abandoned building which used to be a tavern she hung out at while in college.  

{I don't think she would mind if I mentioned this, since this place has a very special meaning to her. And even more so now that she owns the building and it is her place of business.}



{Saint Joseph's Catholic Church ~ Macon, GA}



{Saint Joseph's Catholic Church ~ Macon, GA}

She re-designed the building and it's now a beautiful dental office.  I love it when unused spaces are re-invented.  I wish more was done with abandoned buildings that clutter our landscape throughout our country ~ whether they be vacant big box retail spaces or those smaller structures with historical value.} 



{Old Coaling Tower ~ Macon, GA}

And because of the building's historic significance she wanted to pay homage to it by only using photographs of Macon in the office as the art work.



{Mercer University ~ Macon, GA}

This was a wonderful project that allowed me to focus on and explore my adopted town in ways that I had not before ~ through a black and white camera lens.  The architecture here is truly magnificent {which I appreciate daily} and shooting the details of my subjects was an adventure.



{Mercer University ~ Macon, GA}
 
 My new photographs will be mixed with several vintage photos, along with a couple of my client's own work in the waiting room and throughout the exam rooms.


{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}

Shown throughout this post are some of the images my client and I selected {and some of the out takes too}.  



{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}


The collection is in production now and being framed in gallery style archival white mats and black frames.  Installation should be in a couple of weeks ~ just in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony.



{Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Macon, GA}

Enjoy.  

{I'll be back soon, even if I do not have a lot of words to write, but just to keep in touch.}

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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Connecting with some friends here this week.

6 comments:

Margie said...

Happy for you! What a great project.

Felicia said...

Beautiful photos. Rose Hill is one of the most delightful spots in Macon. I just featured some beautiful trees planted there on my blog.

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Beautiful images! Congratulations to the installation and Good luck!

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent photography and very professional ~ what a wonderful and exciting commission ~ Very creative!

Carol of : A Creative Harbor ^_^

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Gorgeous photography!!! Stunning subject and B&W's.
I noticed in the 5th photo down with the cherub on the headstone that there is a giant round ORB above it in the photo!!!
At least that's what it looks like to me. :)) Super cool and spooky!! ;) xoxo,Jenn

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thank you! The photographs are hung and look fabulous in the space. What a fun project this was. I hope to do another again soon.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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