Phoenix Rising
enRoute, September 2011

In June of 2011, I was commissioned by enRoute magazine and sent to shoot a long-travel feature about modernist architecture in the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona.

Little did I know, but I was soon battling 117 degree heat, a constant and merciless sun, rattle snakes and any number of different varieties of cacti to expose my film to that city and it's surrounding desert's glorious light.

It was an amazing trip and I got to visit and shoot some serious architecture, like Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West or Al Beadle's Case Study Apt. #1, and meet with a an engaging, hospitable and thriving community of architecturally-minded people.

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MODERN PHOENIX
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TALIESIN WEST
by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Ben Dodd
Taliesin West guide extraordinaire
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COSANTI
by Paolo Soleri
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"Haryaksha" Gregor Knauer
Arizona Green Party
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Warren
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Larry
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Paolo Soleri
on the eve of his 92nd birthday
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HOUSE OF EARTH & LIGHT
by Marwan Al-Sayed
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Lisa Sette
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CASE STUDY APT. #1
by Al Beadle
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Jeffrey Harakal & Timothy Rodgers
with poodles Oso & Bebe
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PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY
by Will Bruder
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Will Bruder
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SMOCA
by Will Bruder
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James Turrell Skyspace at SMOCA
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HOTEL VALLEY HO
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Isabelle at the Valley Ho
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Jennifer at St-Francis restaurant
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"Ace"