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2016 10 x 10 Project

For 2016 I will be working on a 10 x 10 project - 10 subject of 10 images each. The goal is to focus more on the storytelling possibilities of shooting a group of images instead of stand alone photographs. My next series is Nomade.

Nomade

Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, Iowa

 Nomade - 1/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 1/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

The John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park opened in Des Moines in 2009. It's located on 4 1/2 acres in the heart of downtown. One of the most visible and iconic pieces is Nomade, by Jaume Plensa. Known as the Letterman by most people, it's become a mecca for pictures and is one of the most photographed locations in town. I tried to approach it with fresh eyes and perspective.

 Nomade - 2/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 2/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade was created in 2007. It's letters are made of painted stainless steel. It was a gift of John and Mary Pappajohn to the Des Moines Art Center.

 Nomade - 3/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 3/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 4/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 4/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 5/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 5/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 6/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 6/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

I was able to shoot most of these shots on a cloudless day right around noon. Really added to the high contrast I was after.

 Nomade - 7/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 7/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 8/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 8/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 9/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 9/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

 Nomade - 10/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt

Nomade - 10/10 ©2016 Michael F. Hiatt