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Have I mentioned before that I love photowalks? If I haven’t then please allow me a moment to profess my affection for them. I love getting to shoot with fellow photographers, I love the challenge of shooting in locations that I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen to shoot at on my own. I love seeing the work of others, the downside to that of course is realizing just how lousy I am when it comes to making good photographs. However the positives outweigh that shame so off to another photowalk I went.
This time it was to the heart of downtown Salt Lake City to the interactive museum called The Leonardo This is housed in what used to be the main Salt Lake City Library, which was replaced a number of years ago with a new building just to the north and converted into a display/exhibition space. I had never been here before so I was intrigued by what it might have, and I was really surprised that they would allow a large group of us to come and photograph inside. This was one of the few times that a photowalk required an entrance fee but we had a group discount so it wasn’t bad at all. I arrived just late enough to miss the group shot, but I quickly got my ticket and after some socializing with some fellow photwalkers I started making pictures…well I tried to make pictures I’ll talk about it more in a minute.
Boasting 3 levels of exhibits and galleries the Leonardo thrives on interactive displays.
You can see Harley’s work on his flickr stream here.
Do you notice those circles on that wire frame to the right?
On this level the interactive displays really hit their stride with many being multimedia based:
These are limb molds used to make artificial legs, they show the vast variety of shape and sizes needed to make custom legs, a powerful display! They also had an area you could walk around with strap-on artificial legs.
Among the displays is found various pieces of art and a photo gallery.
I didn’t get an exterior shot of the Leonardo as it was raining pretty good, I had a tough time on this photowalk as many of the shots I had pre-visualized just didn’t show up or I couldn’t get them to look like I wanted, and I think that’s what made it so hard for me. I went in with a list of pictures I wanted to try to take but I did that without knowing what the conditions of the museum really were, and I wasn’t open to just reacting to what was present. I’ll take away from this photowalk the lesson that it’s OK to have shots in your head but to stay wide open for alternatives.
To see better shots that other photowalkers took visit the Photowalking UT flickr group pool here.