Description The other day I went on a photo outing with my local photo group Shutter to Think. I was leading this particular outing and I had a plan to go to Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis www.lakewoodcemetery.com/ and shoot the fantastic architecture in the chapel. We were thwarted there because there was a funeral going on so off to our second option.For the second option we decided to go to St Marys Basilica in Minneapolis because it is a wonderful architectural gem in Minneapolis. We get there and there was a wedding going on, strike two.Option three we ran over to the Minneapolis government building, you know the old place with the green roof. The place was locked up. When someone walked out of it and left the door open for a second we attempted to get in and a security guard comes running and out we go, strike three.Because we are intrepid photographers who are not easily deterred from our goal off to place number four, Hennepin County Government Center. The place was open but of course there were guards all over the place. They were nice enough but it quickly became clear that it was not ok to be taking pictures. So I quickly snapped off a few pictures so that it would not be a complete washout of a photo outing. Finally we went to the Hennepin county library and attempted to get a few shots from inside there. When the first guard come up to use he said we needed to get permission from the front desk. Being the rule followers that we are we went to the desk and asked for permission. The librarian told us we could do it and we went back to our task. Then the real security guard came over and told us we needed permission from the Hennepin Country offices to shoot in the library and it would take at least two days to get that permission. So again we were rejected.So I left our outing thinking that the event was a complete photographic failure. Of course we had a great time visiting with fellow photographers and throwing out great ideas for future outings. Then
Wayne Moran, Minneapolis Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement As a Minnesota based photographer and artist, Wayne focuses his skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, nature and portrait photography.
His best work comes from images first painted in his mind. He mulls over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, he takes action. The result is images that deeply touch a person's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.
His images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary. The images are used to communicate their shared vision and values. Book, magazine and calendar publishers have featured his images in their publications and on their covers. His photographs also grace and enhance the décor of many fine homes.