Tulsa Location Scout

What’s the first thing to do when you roll into Tulsa? If you’re me, it’s a stop at QuikTrip. After filling up my respective fuel tanks, both car and stomach, it’s time for business.

I arrived in Tulsa today in preparation for a commissioned project that starts tomorrow. Naturally, I made my way to the location for a preliminary look around.

As expected on a late Sunday afternoon, the place was deserted.

I walked the perimeter of the building noting the expected sun position for my start time.

Just as I was wrapping, and at the moment that I wondered how long the building has been standing, I saw a plaque commemorating its opening.

When the building opened in December of 1984, I had just crossed the halfway point of my college education. I had recently photographed an up and coming band from Athens, Georgia called REM. And I had yet to set foot in Oklahoma.

Since then, a number of things have happened to me that are as equally memorable. I suspect that Richmond Plaza can say the same thing.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.