Scale Harmony

There’s nothing more absurd than a giant house, especially one that uses common materials.

The visible dimensions of a standard brick in the US is approximately 2.25 x 8 inches. On a regular-sized house, this material looks normal. On a McMansion, a pedestrian brick looks like a suit that’s two sizes too small. The style near where I live takes the joke to higher levels with architectural details like turrets and other gothic add-ons.

That’s not the case in one particular part of St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s where I go every time I’m in town to work. It’s a place where people have right-sized homes that include as much of the outside as they can for living. The scale in the portrait is just right. You can call it harmony of the person and the place.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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