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.
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.