dallas September 26, 2019

A short film paying homage to Dallas, Texas’ newest landmark, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Dallas-based photographer/videographer Scot Miller is known for his work in other areas of the country, including the Maine Woods, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, Walden Pond, Cape Cod, and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall, TX. Occasionally, as with the Great Trinity Forest and the Trinity River, he is inspired to set his sights on the “urban landscape” in his hometown.

From late August, 2011 until the end of December, Scot recorded the bridge with still film and HD video cameras from all angles, at all times of the day, in all weather conditions. According to Scot, “from the outside looking in, the bridge oozes design elegance and structure. But from the inside, beneath the arches looking up and out, a sort of fascinating organized chaos takes over. Cables going every which way don’t make as much visual sense as they do from afar. I was fascinated by the interaction of light with the many lines and angles.” Determined to look at the bridge from 360 degrees, the four-month creative journey took him to many destinations throughout the city.

As Scot discovered, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge takes on distinctly different looks depending on the light, the time of day, angle viewed from, etc. The resulting portfolio of thirty-two photographs and this short film reveal a fascinating study of this new bridge that is destined to make a significant architectural and design impact on the City of Dallas from day one.

Enjoy!

This film was shot entirely with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 camera system.

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