Frisco

Visiting and Photographing Dallas, TX

Six years ago I moved from Dallas, TX to Las Vegas, NV. A couple weeks ago I went back to Dallas to visit for the weekend. I noticed a lot of changes in the urban landscape while I was there, and this month I’d like to share some of the photographs I made in Dallas.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Before Dawn, Dallas, TX

In addition to being a fine art landscape photographer, I specialize in architectural photography. I love bringing artistry to a field of photography that can also be very technical. As both a landscape and architectural photographer, one of my favorite things to do is photograph cityscapes, which are a combination of making a landscape photograph and capturing the built environment. In the photograph above I’ve showcased the Perot Museum of Nature and Science among its neighboring buildings in Dallas.

The Perot Museum opened in 2012 just when I was moving away, and I had not seen it until this visit. Here’s a closer view of the museum during the day.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, TX

Museum Tower, Dallas, TX

The photographs I’m sharing here are mostly architectural, but in many of my exterior architectural photographs I like to bring in the natural landscape to show the environment and help bring life to the images. That’s not as easy to do in a downtown environment, but Dallas has also been building new green spaces to make the city more enjoyable for new downtown residents. The Klyde Warren Park is one example. Adjacent to the park and the Dallas Museum of Art is the Museum Tower, which is a new building that features downtown residential units.

 

And while I’m at it, here’s a look at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

McKinney Avenue Lofts, Dallas, TX

During the day, I wandered around and found a couple buildings to photograph in some nice light. Here is one of them, which is also another downtown residential building. This one is located in the booming Uptown section of Dallas.

 

I also enjoyed photographing this detail of a parking structure.

Parking Structure, Dallas, TX

Over the weekend I went up to Frisco for a photography walk. Here are a few of the photographs I made there.

Frisco, TX

Babe's Chicken, Frisco, TX

Gaby's Blacksmith Shop, Frisco, TX

Frisco, TX

That was my trip to Dallas. Next month, I’ll be back to my regular desert Southwest landscapes. It’s nice to sometimes get far enough away to have the opportunity to photograph something completely different from what I’m used to seeing. I hope you enjoyed that brief view of Dallas, TX!

(To learn more about my architectural photography, please visit https://tesslerphotography.com).