I photograph Galveston a lot, partly because the place feels so magical to me and it happens to be one of my most favorite places on earth. It also helps that it’s basically in my backyard according to Texas standards, so I’m there quite a bit.
The architecture of the city is forever changing due to the large amount of the hurricanes and tropical storms that hit the island throughout the year. Galveston is in a constant state of change but yet it still manages to remain the same. The complex and complicated state that Galveston is in at any given time is what gives the city its charm, and character, but it also gives it a feel that is like no other. It is as if Galveston has a heartbeat and a soul of its own.
I am a sucker for a beautiful building. The Grace Episcopal Church is one of those buildings that stopped me in my tracks. The Grace church was built in 1894, and added to the National Registry of Historical Places in April of 1975. It was another great work by Architect Nicholas J. Clayton, who is responsible for quite a few amazing structures scattered throughout Galveston. Nicholas Clayton and his designs are a major factor on what give Galveston its “life” to this day.