Sunday, November 24, 2013


 At some point during this year-long project, I wanted to pick two themes from one week to the next that are opposite one another. I think it can be interesting to see the contrast in our photos in subject matter and execution.
Last week's "new" photo had bright colors, clean lines, and lots of energy. This week's "old" photo is duller, darker, more organic, and more lonely. I took this photo in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City, which is actually one of my favorite parts of town, and one of the oldest. It has lots of brick streets, antique shops, haunted houses, and art studios. It sort of feels like the march of progress has left it behind, for better or for worse. I think that's why I like it so much. -Cort

I was super excited that Cort chose the opposite of new...what a great idea! I decided I wanted to photograph an old building. There are so many to choose from in the older sections of Omaha, closer to the river, but I decided to challenge myself to find an old building farther west. I landed on Boystown, which when it was founded was located on the outskirts of the city...pretty much out in the country. I photographed Father Flanagan's House.  It was constructed in 1927 and was the home of Fr. Flanagan until he moved into the Dowd Memorial Chapel's Rectory in the early 40's. The entire Boystown campus is beautiful and it was fun finding an old building out "in the country".  -Dina

Next Week's Theme: Thanksgiving (of course!)


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