I was tasked to go in an capture some photos of The Prince Arthur Hotel the February Issue of The Walleye. I had been in the hotel a few times before, mainly for weddings and also a couple events. Each time I was inside, I just loved the overall feel and the history that excludes from the architecture. So, when The Walleye asked me to take some architectural photos for a spread they were doing, I jump at the chance.
Upon arrival, I walked around the building and got some pretty good shots of the exterior. I made sure to bring my wide angle lens to really capture how big it actually is. Luckily for me, the clouds were kind of cool that day and the lighting was just about perfect.
Once I got inside, I was given a short tour of some of the rooms and also a bit of the history of the building. That is something I have never had the opportunity to do before so that was pretty cool. After the tour, I just wandered around the floors and photographed some of the beautiful details and also the mood of this historic building.
I'm very happy with how the photos turned out and I decided to convert them all to black and white. I find with black and white, it forces you to really pay attention to the details. Plus, I think it just looks cool.