We have been creating a series of Portraits from around our home town. Please enjoy our view of the sites around Mexico, Missouri. Remember these make great gifts.
Mexico, Missouri is our home. Many of us have lived here most of our lives, others have come to call it home. It is a beautiful place with many hidden treasures. Many of these treasures, we drive by everyday without even pausing. I invite you to stop for a moment to experience our town.
I visualized this moment, long before it happened, as I would return home driving over the Clark Street Bridge. The snow storm was worth waiting for. This image started my inspiration to photograph Mexico.
Taken on a foggy morning, I had stared at this gate for more than a year. The gate is very glorious with an amazing and etertaining story to tell. I have heard many accounts of how Winston Churchill was to stay on the Estate during his trip to Missouri. This is why the Gate was built, when he did not arrive, the gate was not opened or used.
I am inspired by the snow. The fresh blanket of white show renews the world and gives me new perspective. This fence was around the old Courthouse years ago. It has now moved across the street to the mini park.
The walk was taken by the lakes on Highway J during the years that National owned them. The walk is very peaceful for me. The fog helps with the mystery of the moment.
The Sheriff's Office
This is such a great building. I want to add drama to the image by highlighting the beauty while keeping the atmosphere that this building housed a jail. The dark tree in the foreground offers us the contrast to the grand entrance.
Union Covered Bridge
This is one of my favorite places close to us. The structure of this bridge is amazing. Missouri does not have many covered bridges. One of the few is located just a short drive from us. Just one more treasure to discover.
I was commissioned to take this photograph. The wife of a worker on his 30th year wanted a portrait of her husband at work. This gave me the opportunity to photograph ADM, a large structure in Mexico in it's finest light.
The High School
Our High School has a lovely architectural quality. I wanted to capture the detail of the Mexico High School. All the Bulldog fans really like it.
This portrait of the working combine was taken at sunset. The low light let me silhouette the machine and highlight the dust and action. We all know that farming is a big part of our community.
What a great place to have in the center of Mexico. There are so many great areas to photograph on the ground of the Historical Society. I am looking forward to getting my shots of all of them.