14 May 2013

Chimay Bleue: Perspectives That Keep Me Intrigued

Some time back, when I was much more active on Flickr, I found a stream that followed with a keen eye. This stream belonged to Darren Bradley of Chimay Bleue fame. Chimay's, or Darren's, flickr was incredible to me, because every time I search a Mid-century topic on google or on Flickr, his photos came up very quickly. On top of that, they were really good.

A number of month went by with me watching Chimay's Bleue's photo stream, and I started to realize just how deep his interest in, and enthusiasm for Mid-century design went. This, his photostream. All the travel, detail, investigation, and hours of photo editing were done for one reason. Passion for design. That really impressed me. So, I decided to ask him to do an interview with me, and he did. Since that interview, some 2 (more or less) years ago, he's just keep on going.

So, a week or so ago, I asked our inspired friend to select some of his favorite photos for me to do another post with. I asked him to do so, because when it comes to Chimay Bleue's photos, I just can't seem to make up my mind which ones I like best. Well... It seems Darren is in the same fix. Being as such, he kindly went thru and selected some of his works, and even put them in a special set for Amidst Mod. A appreciated that very much. As that's the case, the photos you see on the post are all his, and they are spectacular!

Now, just a little information about Chimay Bleue (Darren) and his photos. While not a professional photographer, he takes his photography seriously. As you can see in the photos. Also, he does a good job of labeling his photos so that you know what you are looking at. You'll see that he has a number of William Krisel* homes featured and his own house is, indeed by Mr. Krisel*. However, he's not a architect snob. No... He has taken photos of any number of buildings and houses by the likes of Viljo Revell*, Albert Frey*, Risley and Gould, Lautner*, and many other Mid-century modern architects*. While you'll see a nice grouping in this post, that's not all there is to see. Check out more here. Also, don't forget to read the interview with Chimay Bleue here.

Toronto City HallFrey House IIBreezewayFondation SuisseGymnasiumUCSD Geisel Library
The National Arboretum Visitor CenterAuditorium Maurice-RavelMaison La RocheLa Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association (REBA)

Amidst Mod, a set by Chimay Bleue on Flickr.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the kind words and support, Eric! Always a pleasure!