Description Basilica of St Mary 2007 Wayne Moran The interior of the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota is breathtakingly beautiful and it certainly gives one a sense of awe. The Basilica of Saint Mary was the first basilica established in the United States of America and is the Co-Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul. Constructed between 1907 and 1915 to the design of celebrated Franco-American architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, the Basilica is recognized as one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the country. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Wayne Moran, Minneapolis Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement As a Minnesota based photographer and artist, Wayne focuses his skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, nature and portrait photography.
His best work comes from images first painted in his mind. He mulls over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, he takes action. The result is images that deeply touch a person's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.
His images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary. The images are used to communicate their shared vision and values. Book, magazine and calendar publishers have featured his images in their publications and on their covers. His photographs also grace and enhance the décor of many fine homes.