michael k. wilkinson, photographs of architecture &

interiors

day-to-day peeks and glances, courtesy of Instagram
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Tonight, I am here, photographing a Gala event, wearing my special tuxedo (tuxedo jacket, comfortable dark black jeans, white monogrammed shirt, dark burgundy tie).Quite difficult to get a good photo of the thing anymore.More guys up on the roof there than I've ever seen before.Screen door, home sweet home.Outbuildings at Compton-Bassett in Upper Marlboro MD. #maryland @dcmdbFall foliage at Compton-Bassett in Upper Marlboro MD. #nofilter #maryland #foliage #autumn #fall @dcmdbMy copilot on the #airstreamdc2cali trip owns three Airstreams, including this 1955 Overlander. The 1964 we used, fully restored. This one,All hooked up and ready to go. Just kidding. Picking up my stuff from last week's trip. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #saabAirstream spotting on the Capitol Beltway. #airstream #airstreamdc2caliAn afternoon on the Potomac in Great Falls VA. Beautiful day. Beautiful place.Relaxing with doggy's, part 2.Relaxing with doggy's, part 1.Among the countless things at Hearst Castle to mesmerize the visitor, my favorite was the tile work installed throughout the grounds. #airstreamdc2cali #hearstcastle #bigsur #californiaWaves crashing in Big Sur. #airstreamdc2cali #bigsur #california #pacific #coast@bossycolor handles the shutter while @mkw4114 mans the electrical outlet (plugging a lamp in for a split second to get the warmth of the incandescent bulb without totally washing it out on a 4 second exposure). Welcome to my life.Free tip. To let sleeping dogs lie, turn the phone to silent before taking their photo.Happy 10th birthday, Nini buttons! 4LBS of dynamite.William Randolph Hearst's idea of a little pool in the backyard. At Hearst Castle, San Simeon (Big Sur) CA. #airstreamdc2cali #california #hearstcastlePUSH FOR COIN. Cambria, CA. #airstreamdc2cali #pactel #californiaDelighted to see that Hearst Castle dinner guests were served dinner on Tiffany & Co Blue Willow plates. Same as dinner guests during the holidays at Gramma and Gramps' house. #bluewillow #tiffany #airstreamdc2cali #california #bigsur #hearstcastleCharred bark still falls from the trunks of the redwoods and lands on new growth needles at eye level, 6 years after the Big Sur wildfire of 2008. #airstreamdc2cali  #bigsur #california #redwoodNew growth redwood in the foreground, old growth in the background. The redwood is one of the only creatures that survives the forest fires that sweep through the mountains periodically. Here, evidence of the fire of 2008.One of my favorite Chevy shots from the Airstream trip. Sunset at Kirk Creek campground in Big Sur. #airstreamdc2cali #chevrolet #silverado #chevy #chevytruck #airstream #california #nofilterFennel in the foreground. Big Sur CA. #airstreamdc2cali #california #bigsurWing seat for my flight from Phoenix to Washington National. At least I have a window. See you at home. #airstreamdc2caliLayover in Phoenix with a much needed beer and recharge. #airstreamdc2caliTumbleweed's first flight. Not nervous at all. #airstreamdc2caliFaithful travel companion Tumbleweed the Dog. I adopted him in Floyd, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, two weeks and one day ago, and he, @dcmdb and I have traveled 4154 memorable miles since then. He's been a great copilot, guard dog and conversationalist. Can't wait to introduce him to his two sisters when we get home late tonight. #airstream #vintageairstream #airstreamdc2cali #1964 #overlander #liverivetedCrowd source request: what is it? Seen flying north out of Los Angeles towards the San Bernadino mountains at 0900 on Saturday 18 October 2014. #aviation #vintageairplane #propeller #boeing #mcdonnelldouglass #douglassaircraft #ww2 #wwii #vietnamera #airplane #airstream #vintageairstreamMy last airstream sunrise. For this trip, anyway. Something tells me there are more on the horizon. This morning, Victorville CA, in the Mojave desert. #airstreamdc2cali #airstream #vintageairstream #vintage #1964 #overlander #californiaMy favorite piece of pottery in the Hearst Castle. #airstreamdc2cali #pottery #californiaDinner here tonight, after a long day of driving in the Mojave desert. Victorville CA. Time to get our drink on. #airstreamdc2cali #airstream #california #mojavemore

 

 

Michael K. Wilkinson is an architectural photographer based in Washington DC. Instagram is his creative outlet, and he uses it on a daily basis, sometimes hourly. We've plugged his Instagram feed into the space above this paragraph in the hopes of keeping the homepage fresh on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis. Please forgive any non-architectural, uninteresting or otherwise generally nonprofessional photographs in the Instagram feed. In particular, please forgive all the dog photos. Thank you.

 

If you're a serious person who just wants to get to business, click on recently (below) to browse recent architectural assignments. If you must.

 

Click on other links at your own risk; may contain non-architectural, uninteresting or otherwise generally nonprofessional content.

 

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Yes, that was a photography pun. Sort of. Sorry. Carry on.

 

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