Travel Stories – James F Carr Photography & Design

Travel Stories

Photographs from a Great American Road Trip

Two-weeks, 7000 miles, and some of the most beautiful landscapes across the continental United States.

Experiencing Sunset at Cannon Beach

I didn’t know what to expect at Cannon Beach. I’d been anticipating the moment for nearly four decades. Like many people my age, I was introduced to Canon Beach by The Goonies in 1985. The Pacific Northwest and its rocky beaches are just as important to the film as the actors. It couldn’t have been […]

Storming into the Badlands

Crossing the central plains can be a lonely experience, even on a major route like Interstate 90 during Memorial Day weekend. And the flatness of middle America is a little uncomfortable for someone who grew up on the western slope of the Allegheny Mountains. And even though I’ve traversed America’s flatlands before, I’ve never taken […]

Following Frank: Taliesin Prologue

Until this trip, my lens for viewing Frank Lloyd Wright had always been Fallingwater. It’s how I came to know his work and was the first of his creations that I was ever able to visit. It was easy to Fall in love with the house for its design and the landscape because it was […]

Following Frank: Wingspread

My trip through the Midwest, exploring the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, reinvigorated my interest in his work. Eight months after returning from the adventure, I was working at Fallingwater and digging into Wright’s portfolio and design philosophy. It’s a nearly endless task, studying the career of an architect who was active for nearly seventy […]

Following Frank: S.C. Johnson

There are few Frank Lloyd Wright commissions more well-known than the S.C. Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower. It is emblematic of the futuristic vision Wright had for the world and how technology was struggling to keep pace with that vision. I was mesmerized by the place from the first time I saw photos of […]

Following Frank: The Emil Bach House

It’s easy to be swept up in Frank Lloyd Wright’s grand designs, especially when you first discover his work. Once you begin to dig deeper, though, you begin to appreciate the finer aspects of each site, especially his home designs. There are many details that, once you see them in a Wright house, seem conspicuously […]

Following Frank: The Rookery Light Court

After a day of exploration in Oak Park that includes a tour of the Home & Studio, a walk down Forest Avenue, and an afternoon in Unity Temple, your next destination needs to be something pretty special. For a true Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast, almost any site would be a worthwhile adventure. If you want […]

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