I recently spent a few days in sunny and, most importantly, warm Los Angeles. I’m telling you, it was hard to come back to round three of the Polar Vortex here in Chicago! I’m working in reverse on these blog posts. My last stop (photographically) was the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). I’ve been in LA on two other occasions and have driven by here but never had the time to make the stop. This time I was sure not to miss it!
I love how so many of the areas museums have these intervals where you need to go from the indoors to the outdoors to get to the next building, clearly with their weather any excuse to be outside is welcome! Not only were there some interesting architectural photos to be made but the exhibit on Calder (Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic) right now is worth the visit alone as was the photography exhibit (See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection ). Seeing the work of photographers I greatly admire and have only read about (Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Sally Mann, Paul Strand, Jaroslav Rössler and so many others) in person is truly amazing. If I would have had the time, I would have spent all day in that exhibition alone! So much inspiration!
Here’s my photography and if you’re in the LA area be certain to take the time to see the masters!
And because no visit to the LACMA is complete without a shot of the Urban Light installation by Chris Burden…
And the iPhone version for fun 🙂