A Search for the Texas Vernacular: Episode 10

Arlington, Texas: GHLA Office

I was recently hired by an architecture firm in Arlington to do lots of graphics work and architectural photography to help them get their website up and running, as well as to design a sort of brochure/book. While I mostly just Photoshop existing photos to immaculate perfection, I have also had to take several day-trips to document buildings they didn’t already have photos of. While I am no pro, I think I’ve been doing a rather good job. So I thought I’d take a moment to share some of the photos I took that I thought were cool, but didn’t necessarily represent the building efficiently.

For a website, you probably don’t want to have 10 shots of the same project, but rather 3 or so “money shots”, Ya Dig? So I have quite a few photos that I think are nice but didn’t make the cut.

AKA “reject photos”

GHLA window detail

Though there were quite a few good pictures of the office during the daytime, I was surprised to find they had no nighttime photos. While I do admire the building during the daytime, it really is magnificent at night. Those tall, narrow windows cast gentle light on the white walls of the building. Very elegant. Very Modern.

GHLA night perspective

This picture is a tad blurry, but it gives a sense of the surroundings of the building. Under the cover of a handful of  intensely green, old trees, this white, boxy building shines yellow in the blue night.

Who knew I could be so poetic?

This last shot may receive some limelight on the website or company brochure, but I love it too much not to include it in the collection:

GHLA best detail/perspective

Hopefully I’ll find time to post other “reject” photos from my other trips. I’ll likely also share the company’s website and book as they are completed.

Until then, I believe there is a pesky fire lane that is in dire need of removal from an otherwise lovely photo.

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