Henry Ford established a sawmill and small community with two schools here in 1936, as wood was still used extensively in the automobile industry. Today the property is a museum and conference center owned by Michigan Technological University in Houghton. In previous visits, this building was locked, but today, I found it open and available to photograph on both floors.
"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas."
This quote resonates for me, not only in my artistic work, but for life in general. I have always been a driven person, be it in art, work, or in any area of interest. Moderation has not been part of my lexicon. I photograph most every day of the year. People without drive and passion have never held my interest. My most admired photographers, both classic and contemporary, have all shared this attribute. I fondly remember when we met David Plowden at the opening night of his exhibit in Chicago a number of years ago. Even in his 70's, he radiated enthusiasm for his craft, as well as people.