An award-wining building on the main campus of the University of New Mexico. The accordion-like edges created a jagged shape of negative space in the blue sky.


UNM Riebsomer Wing, Chemistry Building Addition, ca. 1969 Architects: Ferguson, Steven, Mallory & Pearl | AIA Award of Merit, Albuquerque Chapter

The overhead light created sharp high-contrast shadows on the building face. I liked this zig-zag view in color because of the complements between the adobe surface materials and the cloudless blue sky.  This particular color pairing instantly prompts me to think of New Mexico.  I didn’t feel the same impact upon seeing this image in a converted Black and White treatment.

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