As many of you already know, I work for a very large company that employs lots of photographers, in addition to building this business with Sam.
I recently had the honor of receiving recognition for being in the top 1% of all photographers that have been with the company for less than one year. So I ended up being 2nd runner up, which is a great honor.
With that recognition I was flown to Minneapolis MN and got to take part in a great photo shoot where the company brought in models for us to test out the new equipment we will be getting this holiday season.
I cant post any of those photos but I did get to go on a tour of Downtown Minneapolis after a day of shooting and dinner at a fancy restaurant at the Mall of America.
So here are a few photos of how I’ll remember Minneapolis at Midnight.
This Photo was taken inside the Guthrie building where everything was quiet and ready for the next day. It had this Vegas early in the morning kind of feel, where things were still going on, but there were spots of calm and quiet.
I love capturing little details, this photo reminds me of looking down at salt and pepper shakers really really late at night, and seeing a kind of haze because my eyes are so tired. Know what I’m talking about?
This next photo of the Gold Medal Flour ruins was taken from the Guthrie building. Apparently the building blew up one day because flour is combustible when it is in the air. But I loved the neon against the city scape of Minneapolis.
I stopped to take this photo because the light from this street lamp was so pretty. I had one of my fellow award winners stand under the lamp for this shot.
I L-O-V-E-D this older part of town, it had this super cool look and feel to it, AND the cafe’s and bars were still open (on a Thursday! This doesn’t happen in Utah) This photo makes me want to frequent the Aster Cafe.
Well I had a great time in Minneapolis, and I really enjoyed taking photos at midnight (which was fun and challenging because I shot without a flash, and in Manual mode) but it was great to come home to Sam and the kids.