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).
The 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).
The 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.
I 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.
Randy was great… He invited me in to see some of his other work and shared some of his life story with me. If I had to describe him in one word that word would be Passion. If you have not had a chance to check out Randyland I strongly suggest you do. Until then, here are a few more shots…
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