A year ago the downtown area of Cedar Rapids, Iowa was devastated by a 500-year flood. I recently went to shoot photos of "Downtown A Year Later" but found myself intrigued and thrilled by elements of the city's architecture that had been there long before, after and (I imagine) even during the flood.
NOTE TO SELF: Next time don't wait for a natural disaster to open my eyes to local beauty.
Anyway, these images all started out as photographs of Cedar Rapids architecture as it exists today. Then each was interpreted with great respect and an attempt to help reveal the lovely heart of my hometown.
© image/afterimage: richard barker