Motif SAMARA Photo Gallery
A Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home
Ed Townsend, Photographer

Ed Townsend

Photo Gallery

Gallery I
Organic Architecture

Gallery II
Moods of

Gallery III
Nature of

Gallery IV
Copper of

Gallery V

Gallery VI

Gallery VII

Gallery VIII
Colors of

Gallery I - Organic Architecture

"Photographs that say a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright's genius of design." Ed Townsend, 1999

Ed and Joyce Townsend pose at the SAMARA gate on the day they teamed up to take photographs of SAMARA.

On a previous visit, Ed was delighted to be able to photograph the house. His work was so well received that Dr. Christian, owner of SAMARA, requested that if Ed were interested, that he would like additional photographs taken of the house and property. The fruit of Ed's dedicated work is reflected through the high quality of his photographs.

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    Southeast Exposure          Clerestory Windows            Terrace Reflections            Cantilevered Roof

In this series of outside photographs, Ed took several shots of SAMARA with a southeast exposure looking up the valley toward the clerestory windows, located between the lower and upper roofs of the house. The golden reflections of Philippine mahagony in the solid glass plate windows of the living room are from the trellis jutting out over the terrace. The cantilevered roof appears to be floating with little or no support.

Photographer's Comments
I like these pictures because I feel that they show Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of Organic Architecture. The house seems to blend into Nature and looks as if it has grown out of the ground. The third photograph in the series shows the outside trellis of the terrace reflecting off the surface of the plate glass windows in the living room making them appear to be on the inside of the house. The cantilevered roof really stands out in the fourth photograph.

SAMARA Photo Gallery
Organic Architecture * Moods of SAMARA * Nature of SAMARA * Copper of SAMARA
Mystic Quality * Oriental Art * Nighttime Decor * Colors of SAMARA

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