(JPEG) An image from the slide series "Cityscape MPLS."
Michel Schneider is the editor of "Urbanscape Switzerland," a book by a Swiss urban planning agency. I met Michel when I visted the home of another Swiss friend in Switzerland. He told me he wanted me to photograph Minneapolis. Because Michel had the best digital camera, when he visited his brother-in-law in Minneapolis, he photographed the city with me.
The result of my side of the project is "Cityscape MPLS," a slide how of 110 images from the center of the city to its outer limits. Urban panners use slide collections like this to study the architecture of a city, to see the inventory buildings, streets, and natural features.
I found the in 2006 that the architecture of Minneapolis is either fresh or funny. While the ethnic restaurants in the inner city seem to be expanding too fast in roughly painted buidings, the designers of the outer limits, such as Excelsior and Grand in St. Loius Park, seems to be recruiting any kind of boutique that can post an extravagently painted sign.
"I enjoyed your Cityscape program!"--Martin Halanger, Program Manager, Minneapolis Television Network
The Minneapolis Television Network and St. Louis Park Community Television broadcast "Cityscape MPLS" in November and December 2006.
"I am delighted to let you know that your two photos have been selected for inclusion in the newly released third edition of our Schmap Minneapolis Guide"--Emma Williams, Managing Editor, Schmap Guides, September 21, 2007 ( IDS Center 1 , IDS Center 2)
dopo yumé at the Stone Pony (screensaver)
et al The Beatles and Friends
Ticket to Fly
Impotence, Cryopreservation, AIDS
Magic City Market Lantern Slide Shows
Piet Zwart 2000
Nude from the Neck Up
Works on Paper: Hornets' Nest
Trees in the Wind
"Two Boys in a Closet"
Handicapped Rider at Beitostolen Health Sports Center
Somalian Black Ghost
Pictures from One Window
+ hybrid robotics
Scenes from a Park
Far from Home
Twirl Painting 1
How Deep Is My Beauty
Drawing Assignment by Vasilii Kandinsky
Color Painting 1976
Drawing from the Zoo
Live Eye at the Fair
Live@Blake Series (Al Franken Campaign Posters) ('07-'08)
Biomedical Consortium Logo
Ink and Brush
Charlotte's Quilt, 1883, American
Vote Yes Minnesota
A Night to Remember
Works for Lost Snakes
Plants from the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel