Yeah, I know.
When Doug French suggests to you or a friend that you pay attention to a particular thing, it’s best to do exactly as he says. Back in October 2012 AD, I was part of a roving pack of dads making their way through midtown Manhattan. The dads were mostly approaching middle age and in need of a public restroom. A couple of us, including me, stumbled into the New York City Public Library, found relief and then get sucked into a vortex of history, densely textured architecture, art, woodwork and bronze. I shot about 200 frames, none of which involved middle age or restrooms or dads.
The space really begs for a super wide angle lens. I wasn’t travelling with one, so I decided to try some other kinds of shots. I was struck by the insane amount of detail in the ceiling and this shot stood out as one showing that insanity on every surface.