Graceful on Gracie- New York, NY

The other day I photographed these amazing doors for Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts’ Annual Awards.  I love photographing details, and the elephants, gazelles, and swirling plant forms on this 1929 building did not disappoint. As seen above, each intricate metal circle contains a different shape, design, or carving.  Check out this recent New York Times article on the history of the doors.

When I’m not behind my camera, I spend the much of my time teaching architectural education programs to 1st-5th graders at this fabulous non-profit. Each year, our office honors several outstanding preservation projects. This year’s impressive roster of six awardees includes the restoration of these Art Deco doors located at 7 Gracie Square (overlooking beautiful Carl Schurz Park and a stone’s throw from Gracie Mansion) as well as a Transformation Award for a fantastic new use of space at the Frick Collection.

The Annual Awards take place tonight at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street at 6pm.  If you are in NYC, check out the gorgeous slideshow presentation MC’ed by board member, architect, and author Hermes Mallea and discover more about these thoughtful projects.  Have a great Wednesday!