Just Looking

Pull Handle Down All the Way Let Go
St. Paul from on high

Shooting photographs is a strange addiction. Even after returning home, I can’t stop. I tell myself that it’s research. As Jenny Edbauer phrased it in another RSA panel, “documentary is a method of inquiry.” There are several more RSA panels I want to record reactions to, but I can’t seem to stop obsessing about pictures.

I remembered a project that stalled from last year at this time photographing arcades. I hadn’t photographed the world’s first climate-controlled indoor shopping mall yet. That was easy to fix. There’s a lot more to say, of course. But just in case time runs short, here’s the preliminary set.

*The Minnesota Historical Society has a nice set of vintage images of Southdale Center online.