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Jeff Goldberg recently returned from Salt Lake City where he photographed the new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building for GSBS.

He sent along this preliminary image with the following narrative about the twilight shot taken from a man lift:

The tricky part about making a twilight photo from a lift is that the photographer can’t be in the lift while the picture is being made.  A person in the lift would make the basket move.

To make the shot, I ascended to set up the framing of the image, and had someone on the ground spot the position of the basket with a frame of reference, in this case, the tower of the nearby County and City Building.

I then lowered the lift, and raised it using controls from the ground.  My helper spotted basket with the County and City tower and the camera was returned to the exact spot to make the finished picture.  I operated the camera remotely, while making other twilight images from the ground.

Jeff sent an additional image of unintended community benefits of the building:


Check back to see final images of this project, as they are finalized in the coming weeks.

The American Awards have been posted on the Chicago Athenaeum’s web site.

Jeff Goldberg photographed three of the projects that won awards:

The Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead:

The BOK Center by Pelli Clarke Pelli:

And, the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College, also by Ennead:

The complete collection of Jeff’s images of all three projects, UMNH, BOK Center and the Gateway Center, can be seen at EstoStock.

There are also earlier EstoNews posts about the Utah Museum of Natural History and about the Gateway Center.

And, Jeff’s most recent portfolio is online.

Ennead‘s Natural History Museum of Utah appears in an article by Julie Iovine in today’s Wall Street Journal.   She writes that the new museum in Salt Lake City “makes an assertive break with formality. It plays up today’s educational mantra of experience, discovery and interconnectedness over yesteryear’s emphasis on order, direction and significance.”

Read more comments and description in the full WSJ article.

More of Jeff’s images of the project can be seen at EstoStock.  Or have a look at his most recent portfolio.

ArchDaily has created a new AD Round Up titled Architecture in the Snow.

Jeff Goldberg’s photographs of the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead Architects is included in the collection.

Click here to see this new AD Round Up, or here to see the full ArchDaily coverage.


Jeff Goldberg’s photographs of the Natural History Museum of Utah appear in this month’s Architectural Record.

Designed by Ennead Architects, the museum in Salt Lake City gives a new home to the Museum and postions itself firmly in the landscape.

Read the full article in the Architectural Record here.

There has been terrific press about this project since its November opening – read more in the eOculus newsletter, at ArchDaily,  or hear a public radio broadcast here.

The Museum’s website if full of information about the building and its many programs.



Jeff Goldberg was just in Salt Lake City and sent this note:

While shooting at the Natural History Museum of Utah, in Salt Lake City,
which opens on Novemeber 18th, I came across this interesting image…
a snow-graph.  This time of year, in Salt Lake City, the freshly fallen snow
often melts by midday.

Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Jeff Goldberg has been in Salt Lake City twice in the past month shooting Ennead’s new Natural History Museum of Utah.

His images are in a recent New York Times Travel post.  You can read it here.

In January Jeff’s photographs of the Museum will be in the Architectural Record.  Stay tuned for more details on that article.