The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in the early 1960s. The style is described as Northwest Regional Modernism.
The architect, Paul Hayden Kirk, worked with landscape architect Richard Haag to design a library that integrated with the surrounding landscape and marked a distinct break from the libraries build between 1908 and 1921 in the Beaux-Arts Carnegie style.
It won an Award of Merit from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1965, and garnered the First Honor Award in the AIA American Library Association’s third annual Library Award Program in 1966. In March 2001, the Seattle Landmarks Board voted to add the Magnolia Branch Library to the city’s list of historic landmarks.
More information can be found at this excellent resource: sah-archipedia.
Back from Moonphoto comes this weeks scans: Ilford Delta 400 shot with the Rollei 35 S.
The first three shots are architectural. Two from Ballard, including the first one of the award winning Ballard Library, and the third a building on the campus of Northwest Hospital.
Other writers have gushed about this film. I won’t go that far. My favorite black and white film is probably the Fomopan 100. But I may have been misusing this film. With the high, bright overcast sky, my pictures seem washed out a bit. I’d like to see more inky blacks; more charcoal.
But the following are acceptable to me. Especially the second and third.
With ballots dropping next week, political fires are are heating up. Yes, impeachment inquiries and pre-primary presidential debates are rising levels of sturm und drang in our national press but it is the local races where the trench warfare occurs. After all, all politics are local.
This week the photos all come from the same day (October 13th) and camera (Fuji x100f). Not from a lack of photos, I had a roll of Ilford Delta 400 scanned and returned. Several iPhone photos worked out well. It was just that these photos stood out for me. The tones, lighting and composition came out pretty well.
All my photos are jpegs. Minimal edits. Sometimes a crop (often to a square).