2013 Open Edition
image 11″h x 14″w printed on *13″h x 16″w paper
*1″ white border around all sides of the image
Canson Baryta Photographique 310 gsm paper
archival pigment ink
I remember the day it was announced that the Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas was getting an upscale living/retail multi-level development as a neighbor. The iconic location was soon to be encased in Austin’s burgeoning growth. I knew I wanted to capture an image asap, the change was to be soon and I wanted a landmark image without construction of condos and retail space. With hopes of a Texas sunset backdrop, I packed up my gear and transparency film for that evening.
As I arrived for setup, gusty high winds kicked up and the parking lot dirt began to swirl wildly in the air. Luckily, I was using my Mamiya 67 camera on a heavy duty tripod. I sat tight for the appointed hour of changing light, my camera firmly planted and as if on cue – the wind stopped minutes before sunset. The result was an atmosphere full of dirt particles with an amazing atmospheric burnt orange glow. It was a true Austin, Texas moment.
I cross processed the medium format transparency film and scanned it for digital printing. My image portrays the glory of that evening, with an Austin icon I will always hold in my heart. – Tina Weitz