STAIR Birmingham. Wednesday, I visited Booker T Washington Elementary and captured this sweet girl and her loving tutor. STAIR pairs second graders in Birmingham City Schools with tutors for after school, one on one reading instruction twice a week. The results are amazing!
Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Yesterday marked the 15th Mercedes Marathon. It's a great event weekend for Birmingham. The marathon and half marathon course takes the runners right past my church, Independent Presbyterian Church most years. This year we are an official race water station, and I like to go down for photos. Some runners like to drink the Powerade or water offerings, but some like a mini shower to cool off. I've known years when it was bitter cold, but today was springlike weather. There were many taking advantage.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Over the past year I made 7 trips inside the Pizitz Building photographing every nook and cranny. I have been patiently waiting for my work to go up on the walls. Well this past week, I was on hand as the 62 prints were sorted and hung throughout the building's lobby, 6 floors of apartments and the penthouse conference room (shown above). This is a first for me and I will admit being very excited and proud!
Another huge thank you to Jules Lagarde, Wisznia's architect, and Bayer Property's Project Manager Tom Walker, for their willingness to make this whole project happen.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Yesterday I had got back down to the Pizitz Building. Things are coming along rapidly. The Food Hall is getting ready as well as the outside seating area shown here. The apartments, one and two bedroom rentals, are fast filling up so if you're interested, I'd go have a look. This is going to be a big downtown destination. More photos to come!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Oh yesterday I was downtown oohing and aahing over the nearly completed Pizitz Building. The façade that last year was in disrepair and showing years of dirt and grime are now pristine. It made me so happy to see this. The opening is scheduled for early February. I'll be sharing many photos with you inside and out!
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Last Saturday during Birmingham's Women's March at Kelly Ingram Park, , I found this little guy having a quiet moment with the Three Kneeling Ministers. Reverends Martin Luther King, Jr, Ralph Abernathy and Fred Shuttlesworth are depicted here by artist Raymond Kaskey.