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Recently, Seth received permission to take photographs inside the Laura Street Trio in downtown Jacksonville.  The trio consists of the Old Florida National Bank, the Bisbee Building, and the Florida Life Building.  All three were built after the Great Fire of 1901, and are an architecturally significant part of downtown.  The trio have been in varying degrees of decay and disrepair for many years, but after changing hands several times, plans to restore the buildings are finally underway.  I think the buildings are beautiful this way, but I readily admit I’m one of those people who romanticizes old things (especially old things I’m not responsible for). The shoot was a collaboration with Tiffany Fish, a very talented local professional dancer.  The photos do a beautiful job of capturing the architectural details of the buildings; the floor to ceiling windows, marble floors, and golden elevators. Tiffany’s airy presence is a great foil to the empty darkness and decay surrounding her in the photos.  I can’t say enough about this set!

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