Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Oshkosh Photography Group Visit to the Northwestern Building

On June 9, 2016, I spent the day with the Oshkosh Photography Group at the Oshkosh Northwestern Building.  The group has regular monthly meetings but occasionally ventures out into the world to provide photographers an opportunity that is unique.  This group event was planned by Lee Fenendael and he did a great job.

Here is some information from Wikipedia about the building and the newspaper:  "The Oshkosh Northwestern is a daily newspaper based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The Northwestern was owned by the Schwalm and Heaney families until 1998, when it was sold to Ogden Newspapers; Ogden traded the paper to Thomson Newspapers two months later for four papers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It has been part of the Gannett chain of newspapers since 2000, when it was purchased from Thomson Corporation...The Northwestern is primarily distributed in Winnebago, Waushara, and Green Lake counties...For the forty years preceding establishment of the newspaper's name as Oshkosh Northwestern in 1979, the newspaper was known as the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern...The building for the newspaper was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1982. It is a significant example of 1930 Renaissance architecture."

We were joined at the shoot by model Cait Dolata who came dressed in period clothing.

Here is my favorite photo from the shoot.