7-Years of Cityscapes & Architectural Styles As of June 21, 2017
One of my hobbies with professional photography is documenting architectural styles in urban and rural settings. For instance, the barn you see when you enter this album was taken on a whim because we have a shabby, weakened, and falling apart century old barn with brand new doors. Then a "For Sale" sign posted. What's up with that? Life in the rural communities of south eastern Michigan won the hearts of judges in a photo competition which landed this photo in a New York Best Seller-Michigan edition in 2003.
The barn is one of two (2) images that are included in the New York Times Best Seller- May 2003 and published in 2004 titled "America 24/7 Michigan Edition" ISBN # 0-7566-0062-6. Page 171 and Page 179. I submitted three (3) photos and two (2) of them were selected out of 1 million photos submitted from nearly 25,000 photographers nationwide [Note: Only 6,000 photos of the 1-million photos submitted were used in the 'America 24/7 Series'].
It's not about one in a million. More like two in a million. I think, believe, the photos which were selected do represent Michigan and all other states in either a classical way or ironically depending on the perspective of the viewer. The book both in hardcover as well as softcover can be purchased from any bookstore as well as the on-line stores.