A great photo gives a sense of place and scale.
After my piece was relocated to the second level of the U.S. Cellular Center, I sent my photographer Mark A. Tade to document the new location. Not only do they show nationally known, local architectural firm OPN's amazing building, they highlight the drama of Cedar Rapids, IA at night.
I am honored to present the documentation of the very talented photographer Mark A. Tade.
A few notes:
"Mark has a background in fine art and over 25 years in commercial and editorial photography have resulted in an extensive client and publication list. After years of large-format camera and darkroom work I have found the transition to digital cameras and printing invigorating and exciting. My partner, the artist and teacher Nancy Purington (www.nancylpurington.com) and I have inhabited a rambling, 150 year-old farm house surrounded by gardens, meadows and woods on the outskirts of Iowa City for over 35 years. Trips to canoe country on the border of Minnesota and Ontario provide a busman’s holiday each year."
Notes on the new location:
I always felt my piece was beautiful in the previous location, but people couldn't get up close and see the details, the depth, and the layers. The new placement gives the viewer all that and more. The seating area to the left not only is a place to "get away" from the crowds, it provides a dramatic view of the city. Plans also include the use of this "lantern space" as a place for wedding ceremonies. I couldn't be more pleased to have my piece next to all those new beginnings!
Thank you as always Mark Tade for making my work look so good! To see more of Mark's work, go to his website at http://marktade.com .