If you find yourself driving along Canyon View Dr in Ransom Canyon Texas you eventually come across a salient steel structure. To those of us whom live in the area it is know as the Steel House. Some residents of the area consider it to be an eye sore but I consider it to be Pure Genius! From the outside it looks more like a spaceship out of a Mars movie but once inside it becomes a geometrical amazement. This organic architecture is a culmination of 35 years of Robert Bruno’s life. The home is based on a steel sculpture that inspired him to make it into a livable metal art form. Sadly the home was never completed secondary to the death of it’s creator in 2008.
In the September issue of Vogue USA is a spread by Steven Klein of a futuristic fashion photo session where Google meets Bruno. The gig focuses more on the outer structure than the confluent metal within. When I previewed the structure last week for my fashion photo session, I realized this house was far more than metal welded together. It is a work of art carefully designed for the human eye to follow the lines from ceiling to floor, wall to door, weld to window. I also realized this house must be seen through a 170deg view. It was built for the human eye not a 200mm lens. So as I photographed Cintrena Johnston, Rebecca Young, and Kate Schmidt (DMG) with my trusty sigma 15mm In this metal, I captured what Bruno wanted us to see.Now If I can just convince Lady Gaga to come do a Jetson’s Themed gig here.
One of the Interesting things about liquid art is the results are unpredictable. Several of my clients have shown me work I have done in the past or other photographers images asking If I can re do them. Even though I would love to reproduce some of them, I simple have not been able to accomplish that task. Of the hundreds of images I have done, no two ever look alike or have been reproduced. It’s a one of a kind image. Word to the wise put a “not responsible” for died skin or hair in the contract. Everyone will end up pink, green, orange, yellow, gold etc…… No Cows were hurt during the spattering of Kaylea.
A lot more country talent comes through West Texas than any other genera of music. Although I don’t personally follow the music, I have grown to appreciate the style and the fans. The patrons that attend these big venues at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas are some of the friendliest and considerate toward the camera people. This is one of the photos of Luke Bryan in concert on the 30th of Jan.