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McCarthy’s images convey a sense of the complex detail and multiplicity of ideas that go into urban projects. This page: Looking east across Main Street at the rising theater Opposite: The Edison Street promenade behind the theater

John McCarthy has spent the last 10 years

George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater,

photographing about two blocks of Salt Lake

demolition to completion. In the course of the

City. Commissioned by Downtown Alliance to

project, taking pictures downtown once a week

document the construction of City Creek Cen-

and spending hours at the computer refining

ter, completed in 2012, McCarthy produced a

the images, he developed a new visual art

volume of meticulous architectural shots. (Salt

form, one that combines high-dynamic range

Lake magazine, April 2013). Then he decided

(the weaving of multiple digital images), pan-

to move down Main Street to photograph the

oramic photography and artificial intelligence.

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