MIT chapel is a non-denominational chapel with extremely cool elements. The building, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, is a textured brick cylinder and inside of the big spherical room is a circular skylight, which lets a stream of light fall onto a white marble alter. Hung above the alter is a metal sculpture by Harry Bertoia. I love the way that light catches on the metal, and how the white marble alter reflects light through the rest of the room. Though the room has supplemental artificial light in addition to the skylight, it’s a tad dark. While most of my photography style depends on natural light during the day, I do prefer using a tiny bit of off-camera flash in this space when I photograph guests’ faces to give them a bit of dimension.
In college, I remember walking by building when visiting my friends at MIT, or when attending events at Kresge Hall. Side note: My favorite event at Kresge Hall is open to the public -International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) The Northeast semi-finals are held at Kresge ihe spring. My favorite group is usually PitchSlapped (Berklee).