Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spent the Day in Church

Tom had an assignment to shoot the Erol Beker Chapel of the Good Shepherd - also known as the Louise Nevelson Chapel at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York.

I have visited St. Peter's many times, but have never spent any time in the chapel as it has always been in use when I visited. If you are in NYC you should stop in for a look. The church is located at the base of the Citibank Tower at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan.

What a unique opportunity to spend the day in the space that Louise Nevelson created. She not only created the art, she designed the altar fabrics and the vestments for the clergy. According to the Saint Peter's website "The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is the only permanent installation of a Nevelson environment in New York City." One more reason to find time to go and see the 30-year old installation.

Some snaps from the day.

Tom discusses the shot with Watson Bosler of Saint Peter's.


There is a small, portable pipe organ in the chapel.


Tom was too busy to object to my photographing him working.


Way too busy.


A view of the chapel from the doorway. It is a lovely and calm space.

1 comment:

Slinky Redfoot said...

Is taking pics in church good luck or bad? I'm just so full of questions these days.