As a part of my job as a teacher, I take the students on activities. I take photos of the students on these activities and the places we go as well. We visit a lot of the same things over and over again. I hear the same tours over and over and I myself sometimes give the tours when there are no tour guides around. I simplify the tours as well.
But back to the pictures. Since I visit these places so many times I get the chance to get the photos I really want. The ones that have that extra special something that takes them from good to great.
So the photos up here are from a visit to the Massachusetts State House, where I have gone many times. I love the place. A missing cod, the brother of a known mob boss in a portrait on the wall, the tureagle, Silent Cal and the red ribbons the legislation. Old school. Ancient. Perfect for photos.
Not to mention I have wanted to photograph a place like this since I saw a photo essay on the United Nations in Vanity Fair in 1999. I’ve made SO MANY attempts over the years to reproduce what was in that essay. First on film, then digital. NONE of it ever worked out.
But now here we are. And I am finally happy with the photos. Fourteen years. I am a masochist.
Let’s celebrate that with some photos: