For more than one hundred years Herman Miller has been manufacturing beautiful and durable furniture. A twelve year warranty on items that are constantly pushed and shoved by tall and over-weighted people , is not a small thing.
I went to their plants in Zeeland, Michigan, in mid-November, to photograph for a Brazilian business magazine – Época Negócios – which authorized me to reproduce some photographs in this blog. The article, written by Marcos Todeschini, is in the May issue of Época Negócios.
The photographs below were taken around Herman Miller´s Guest House – Marigold Lodge – and their Main Office.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED @ ÉPOCA NEGÓCIOS, 2011.
A feast of colors is what the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is.
The Sundays of August are for free, and a lot of children add to the colors and vibrance of the garden.
Today, let´s do something different: send the colors away of the photographs, and bring out with desaturation the key shapes, lines, and a sense of mystery, something more symbolic and evocative.
Many people still love black & white photographs. Do you?
Historically, New York is the mecca of architectural photography in the United States.
Many great photographers shot its skyline, its streets, its plazas: Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, André Kertész, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, to name just a few.
Chicago has the wonderful work of John Szarkowski.
It is about time to give some attention to the Magic City. Somebody has to do something.
Let´s get started.
All photos above in large format negatives. (This photo by Bob Holmes).