Choosing the first photo to post here was easy. The second one is more difficult. I knew it should be from my city but there are so many cool places here that it wasn’t an obvious decision. Taking these kinds of photos makes me have a much deeper appreciation for architecture, especially funky original modern design as well as the obviously interesting old historical buildings. While Montreal has many original buildings, Habitat 67 is world renowned and for good reason, just look at it. It’s part living space part sculpture on a massive scale, how cool it must be to live in a work of art like this. Originally built for the World Fair held in Montreal in 1967 (Expo 67) designed by a 29 year old architect named Moshe Safdie who went on to have a distinguished career in the field.
I just love the way Habitat 67 looks from the front but this day I was lucky enough to get in to see the back of the building, this is the view in the photo. I was doing a shoot for some loca musicians and they know some one who lives there. So we got in and had some fun shooting some environmental portraits and I managed to get a few cool shots of the building itself. It was raining all day and that helped us get some crazy dramatic skies and the wet concrete of Habitat makes it look like the backdrop of a post apocalyptic science fiction movie. I hope that one day I can get to do a whole series of photos at Habitat, inside and out. If anyone has suggestions of any cool buildings where they live, I want to shoot them so please leave a comment to let me know!
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