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From an Architect's Perspective | by Thomas Hawk
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From an Architect's Perspective

This is the third town I've shot now with Michael Wilbur, aka Ventri on Flickr. Michael lives in Miami and we shot that together earlier this year and then came to Detroit for our DMU trip there and now Toronto. He's also coming to SF weekend after next for the Great SF Invisible Cirkus Shoot Out.


Michael sees with an architect's eye. And as an architect has introduced me to some of the most amazing buildings in these towns. Buildings that I wouldn't have been able to figure out on my own. He's inspired me to want to learn more behind who made the buildings that I shoot everyday. Michael likes his buildings big. The bigger the better.


We're shooting here from the Skypod in the CN Tower. The CN Tower is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. It used to be the tallest structure in the world. We had to wait about an hour and a half in line to get up into this tower. Then we waited another 45 minutes or so for what we thought was the elevator line to the skypod. Turns out our second wait was for the ride back down out of the tower. Fortunately the elevator operator took us back up. It all worked out though. We had a beer then ended up getting the last elevator up to the skypod of the night and basically had the whole place to ourselves, which was the best possible way to shoot it.

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Taken on August 7, 2010