Photographing Randyland – A Pittsburgh Landmark

Randyland is quite possibly the most artistic place in all of Pittsburgh.  Perhaps I should put it this way, art has a home in Pittsburgh…  It’s called Randyland.  It’s impossible not to draw a parallel between Randy and Pittsburgh’s Warhol (though I think Randy would give Warhol a run for his money).

8477009034-r1-009-3I photographed Randyland with a film Leica M7 and a Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 lens.  Digital cameras don’t do Randyland justice…  This place was meant to be shot on film.

8477009034-r1-015-6The first thing you notice when you walk through the side gate is the mannequin faces.  Initially I took a few shots wide open but decided that a larger depth of field was needed to emphasize the sensory overload (in a good way).

8477009034-r1-021-9The very next thing that you notice is a wall of mirrors directly across from the side entrance.  This begs to be photographed but finding an interesting point of view proved to be challenging.  I finally settled on the image above and a lower angle that you see below.

8477009034-r1-013-5I know an image is worth a thousand words but just in case you aren’t seeing it…  I chose this angle because it made the bird paintings look as if they were actually part of the sky (to me) which is in the top mirrors since I was shooting up towards the mirrors.

8477009034-r1-023-10I’m a sucker for old televisions…

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