Groomsmen at the Filter Building in Dallas

Groomsmen at the Filter Building in Dallas



I have always been fascinated with the noir style and wanted to try to recreate something similar along those lines. Noticing all the groomsmen grabbing their cigars during the reception, I figured that this would be the best time to accomplish this shot. The hardest part was figuring out how I was going to light them in such short time and with virtually no light separating them from the background, because it was night outside. I decided to set up a trigger light that was coming from the left side of the image, I would also stage them exactly where they were at and just wait for the moment to happen. This is exactly how this shot came to be. I love photographs like this because they take me back to a time when I was a young kid watching Dick Tracey, and it was a treat to be able to pull this off in such short time. 

The historical Filter Building is a perfect example of the urban industrial style of the 1920's. It was designed and built by the city engineering department to provide an additional water supply for the City of Dallas due to increased population. In 1929 the City of Dallas stopped using White Rock Lake as a water supply, except for a few years in the 1950's. The Filter Building features exposed red brick walls, original iron trusses, and a mulititude of windows over looking White Rock Lake.


Location: 2810 Whiterock Rd. Dallas, Texas 75214.