Last weekend was the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held at the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those who are members of the church, it’s a time when we come together to listen to the leaders of the church whom we believe are modern-day prophets, seers, and revelators.
This year, we were able to attend a few of the sessions in person. On Sunday morning, my wife attended a session with some of her family while our 1-year-old and I hung out on Temple Square. Since we had a couple hours to kill, I walked around and took 1,200 photos (I have a bad habit I’m trying to break of taking shots in bursts of five or six).
Temple Square is such an iconic landmark of Utah and attracts 3 to 5 million visitors a year, so it’s also the most photographed place in Utah. Rather than take the same photos that everyone else has already taken, I decided to be a little more experimental with this project and focus on the details that may be overlooked. I also took advantage of the architectural grandeur to play around with abstract shapes and symmetries.
Overall, this was one of my favorite projects ever. I’ve never really done much with abstract or architectural photography in the past, but I may have found a new focus.