There's a lot to shoot in South Florida, much more than I had time to capture. With only one full day in Miami, I left a long list of places unvisited, beckoning a future visit. One place I was sure not to miss was Miami Marine Stadium. Located on Virginia Key, it was the first purpose-built stadium for powerboat racing. Over the years it was also used for concerts and other events. Today, it sits abandoned, fenced in, and covered in graffiti, awaiting a rebirth.
The singularly unique structure, a folded, cantilevered, concrete plate shelter was designed by then 28-year Cuban immigrant Hilario Candela (no relationship to Felix). There has been talk over the years of demolishing Miami Marine Stadium, but in a story that parallels New York City's High Line, a group called Friends of Miami Marine Stadium has formed to save and find a modern use for this signature work of architecture and engineering. They even enlisted Jimmy Buffet to do a video on the stadium's behalf!
I'm back from a much needed vacation, some R+R in South Florida. I did a little shooting while enjoying the warm weather and I'll be posting some shots from my trip over the next few weeks. It was great to be outside and not have to wear multiple layers!
While in Florida, the weather was perfect for shooting with the SX-70 and the Impossible Project's PX-70 Color Shade Push film. Go to their site to learn why they are called "the Impossible Project" and read about their endeavors to recreate Polaroid instant film--it a very interesting story. As a product in development the film is very sensitive and shoots best at 65-75 degrees. You should also try to cover and warm it just after shooting in order to prevent color shifting. Sounds like a pain, right? Actually not so much and I have to say that it was fun to get into the process of making real pictures (not digital). Here is the first shot. Funny how you can find a little piece of NYC wherever you go...
Timothy Schenck is a New York City-based photographer shooting a little bit of everything. He does not enjoy talking about himself in the third person.
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