For various reasons, mostly related to inertia, I haven’t been out shooting many new images lately. Fortunately (depending on how you look at it), I have quite a few images left over from a big documentary project I did in 2018-2019, so for the next few days, I’ll be posting some of the images that didn’t make the cut for the show.
In 2019, the 1950s-era Lubbock Municipal Auditorium and Coliseum were demolished; I was able to have full access to the facilities during the last year they were operational. It was a wonderful opportunity to document the place that held a lot of my childhood memories.
One thing I didn’t have a memory of – fortunately – was the first aid room. What I like about this image – but what I barely noticed when I made it – is the way the paint is worn away from the right-hand side of the passageway, showing decades of foot-falls in exactly the same spots.
Posted on December 3, 2020, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, reason to stop, road trip, take time to look, texas, things i see, thoughtful seeing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Glad you got to get some photos of this place. I live here in Lubbock, too, and attended many special occasions here. It was such a landmark for the city, and I wish they hadn’t torn it down.
I agree – I wish it hadn’t been torn down. This project was more emotional than I’d anticipated; eventually the weight of all the memories from the place got to me.