Archive for August, 2008

Devils Elbow, Aug 29, 2008

Posted by on Aug 29 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Devils Elbow, Aug 29, 2008, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

I pretended for a moment that the clouds were mountains, rising on the other side of the lake and prolonging the sunrise. It was a lovely sight.

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Tour of Building 50 2004, Men’s Ward & Attics

Posted by on Aug 27 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

 

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A Discovery in the Walls

Posted by on Aug 27 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

 

A Discovery in the Walls, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

http://flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/72157606977431970/

July 20, 2004
Heidi and I had lunch at Cuppa joe and then walked through some of the areas under renovation. While passing through a room, Heidi caught a glimpse of something in a hole in the wall. I turned out to be bundles of newspapers and magazines from long ago – probably put there by a patient.

Later, we visited the Dwarves painting and she snapped me looking out a window on the third floor Men’s ward.

All photos in this group by Heidi Johnson.

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Heidi’s Autico Villagio in my office

Posted by on Aug 27 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

 

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More Work by Heidi Johnson

Posted by on Aug 21 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

More Work by Heidi Johnson, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

 

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Spider Lake Full Moon 8-15-08

Posted by on Aug 21 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Spider Lake Full Moon 8-15-08, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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Michael, Third Floor, Men’s Ward, Photo By Heidi Johnson – June 1, 2004

Posted by on Aug 18 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

 

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Orange Shirt at Fort Holmes

Posted by on Aug 16 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Orange Shirt at Fort Holmes, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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A Day on Mackinac Island

Posted by on Aug 16 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



A Day on Mackinac Island, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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Doorknob, Old Stone Church

Posted by on Aug 16 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Doorknob, Old Stone Church, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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Lake Michigan Sunset

Posted by on Aug 14 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Lake Michigan Sunset, originally uploaded by Philosopher Queen.

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I walk Gloria

Posted by on Aug 13 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



I walk Gloria, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

Some evenings, I walk Mrs. Brown’s dog Gloria. Gloria is a good dog with a sweet face.

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Tour of Building 50 2003 (Photo by Heidi Johnson)

Posted by on Aug 10 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

 

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Sunset, Grand Traverse Bay

Posted by on Aug 10 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Sunset, Grand Traverse Bay, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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Windy Day

Posted by on Aug 10 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Windy Day, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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Heidi Johnson in Building 50

Posted by on Aug 08 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital

PhilosopherQueen writes: Heidi is a photographer who has done a book documenting the history of the mental hospital in Traverse City that is now being renovated for use as condos and shops. She will have her own condo and studio in this building when it is finished. She took us on a tour there last fall (we had to wear hard hats).

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Remembering Heidi Johnson

Posted by on Aug 08 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital, TC Journal Summer 2008

 

Remembering Heidi Johnson, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

I am saddened to read of Heidi’s passing this morning. The community has lost a true artist. 

I knew her first by her photos of Building 50. We met years ago when she was setting up a showing at Borders in TC. We met again a year later at Building 50. She escorted us on a brief photo tour of the basements and upper floors of the building. Over the next couple of years, I enjoyed meeting up with her and chatting about Building 50, etc.

I am glad to have taken a photo of her on one of the tours, capturing the “Angels in the Architecture” she so loved:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/8925553

And she snapped this of me on that first tour:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/8925102

My condolences go out to her family and friends. I will treasure the digital photos I have, her book and the memories she captured in her work.

 

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Heidi Johnson, Third Floor, Men’s Ward

Posted by on Aug 08 2008 | Building 50: Northern Michigan State Hospital, TC Journal Summer 2008

Heidi Johnson, 1963-2008

http://www.legacy.com/Record-Eagle/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=115160031

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Stones

Posted by on Aug 07 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



Stones, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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I sleep here.

Posted by on Aug 07 2008 | TC Journal Summer 2008



I sleep here., originally uploaded by mstephens7.

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