Thanks for taking a picture of me Jana! You are amazing!



Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cravoth Hall Fisk University

When I pick up my son from school, we always drive by this building.  I’ve always loved the look, shape and boxiness of it, and on numerous times I’ve threatened to pull over and take some photos of it. 

This past week, I had the opportunity to do just that!

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This neo-Gothic structure first served as the Erastus M. Cravath Memorial Library. Named for Cravath, the university's first president (1875-1900), it was designed by Nashville architect Henry Hibbs and built in 1929-30. The interior walls depict several murals by Aaron Douglas, the leading Harlem or Negro Renaissance painter and founder of the Fisk Art Department.

I guess the thing that really got me about this campus in the heart of downtown Nashville is, I never knew the history of Fisk University.  Sure, I’ve grown up right here in Nashville and have lived here my entire life, but I never knew the history that surrounds this great school.  As I was walking around campus this past week something really jumped out at me…the number of historical markers.  It seems as if there was one for every building on campus.   

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I guess I need to get out a little more :~)

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