HIGH.LIGHT HOUSTON
SACRED SYMBOLOGY IN THE URBANSCAPE
1978-1985
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    When I moved to Houston in 1980 to pursue my photographic life, I became enthralled by the proliferation of commercial buildings catalyzed by the energy-resources boom. The skyline was a playground of International Style, with Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, and SOM commissions crafting a distinctive profile befitting this evolving world city.
    As a young color photographer, I was mesmerized by the light compositions created by these behemoths. The edgings of their glass, metal, and concrete veneers were amplified when photographed in the quiet, after-work hours; the light of man and nature spliced at day to dusk and dusk to night. At these times, my eyes were further drawn to ancient forms—pyramids, columns, and spheres—that had been carried forward as design elements to illuminate a vibrant, late twentieth-century metropolis.


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