there are lots of perks to being a photographer. i get to meet interesting people, capture their moments, and give them a memory that they can't possibly forget - at least not unless they destroy the evidence...then again, i always keep an extra copy. ;)
as staff photographer for both wake living and fifteen501 magazines i've had several opportunities to shoot some exciting stuff. i had one of those chances on monday when we took a ride with ed fritsch, president and ceo of highwoods properties, to the top of the brand-spankin'- new rbc plaza - so new in fact that i noticed a few walls were missing.
rbc plaza, expected to be completed in late 2008, will soon boast the title of the tallest tower in downtown raleigh. when the elevator stopped on the 23rd floor (the lowest floor of residential space in the mixed-use tower), mr. fritsch pointed to a condominium balcony and noted that "this is the worst view in the entire building." that "worst view" was breathtaking. he then stopped to borrow my camera and snap a shot of me in dreamland.
back to the elevator we went (did i mention that the elevator is currently hanging from the OUTSIDE of the building?) and up to the top. so my answer is no, this was not taken from a helicopter. and yes...this is the first photo shoot i've done in a hard hat!