Dramatic Black and White

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 Eastern State opened in 1829, people marveled at its grand architecture (John Havilland) and radical philosophy. The experiment, to reform criminals through strict isolation, soon became a model for prison design world wide. . Once the most expensive building in the USA, Eastern State was finally abandoned in 1971 after 142 years in use. It is a National Historic Landmark.
What we learned from our tour guide, was the strict isolation was to give them the
criminal time with the bible.  The problem with experiment was 80% of the criminals could not read. Many went mad.
“When you combine shapes, forms, patterns and textures with dramatic lighting, you are on your way to creating a dramatic black-and-white image.”  Rick Salmmon

Eastern State is long halls, crumbling paint, patterns, walkways, door, windows, and many other subjects.

A perfect place for dramatic B&W._DSC3199-Edit-2

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