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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Stephen Becker 18 Nov 2009 8:02 AM

Congratulations to Masako Fujinami of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!


Congratulations to Masako Fujinami of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! A few weeks back, we asked our regular submitters to the contest to go out and shoot their best photo of the Arts District, and Masako took us up on the assignment. The above picture is part of an excellent series of photos she took of the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House; some more of them are below.  Masako follows last week’s winner, Neff Conner.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Now, here’s more from Masako:

Masako FujinamiMasako Fujinami

Title of photo: Dee & Charles Wyly Theater by REX | OMA

Equipment Used: Nikon d200

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The Wyly Theatre appears monolithic when compared with the Winspear Opera House across the street at the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. Four hundred and sixty-six aluminum tubes drape down the sides of the building like a giant metal curtain. The surface appears to ripple due to the aluminum tubes varying in diameter from three inches to 10 inches. However, I just love how the building’s skin changes colors to reflect the surrounding environment and time of day.

I also appreciate the very thoughtful design – the true uniqueness of the Wyly is the structure and flexibility. It is the building’s basic functions which have led to this design. The walls retract, the stage moves and the tiers of seats can be hoisted away. Truly designed to be one of the world’s most innovative theater facilities, here in Dallas, Texas. I am so proud to see that.

  • Noisy

    So cool shot !! 😀