I photographed Maree Lunsford in front of her family’s McGranahan Barn event venue in Piedmont, along Northwest Expressway, for the November/December 2015 issue of Oklahoma Today. Her family has owned the property since well before statehood and she grew up on the farm and now manages the busy event scheduled for their replica family barn. My friend and uber-writer Nathan Gunter wrote the story.
Well, I failed on posting one 4×5 photo every day. I discovered that is VERY difficult to keep going, especially when I get busy with other photo work and am doing my own developing. I figured it takes me approximately one hour of work per photo to load film, shoot, unload, process, scan and edit each 4×5 picture. I want to keep the project going but I am going to give up on doing one per day. Now I plan to post 365 photos but it won’t be in 365 days, darn it. Still good practice for me to learn 4×5 photography, and hopefully it will allow me to concentrate on quality photos rather than just anything I can find to shoot to meet my self-imposed deadline.
I was out on assignment for a client photographing the McGranahan barn in Piedmont, Oklahoma. This barn was built in 2014 to replicate the original barn built on this location around the time of Oklahoma statehood. The land and barn are still in the original family and the barn is now used for events such as weddings and corporate parties. I wanted to shoot it old-style to show what it might have looked like back in the early 1900’s.