One of my holiday gifts was a book entitled “A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio” by Ian Adams. The book is filled with dozens of photographic opportunities in my home state – like the Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis building on the Case Western Reserve University campus in Cleveland.
These stainless steel, undulating curves are Gehry’s architectural trademark. While I may never have the opportunity to shoot the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles or the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, on this sunny winter afternoon, I was transported by Gehry’s artistry and this opportunity to capture it, so close to home.
Continuing my goal to be a “local tourist”, I look forward to working my way through Adams’ book, seeking out unknown Ohio treasures on which I can turn my lens.
I encourage you to see if a similar book exists for your home state or town. You never know what surprises are out there, waiting for you to explore.