Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

Don’t you love my creative titles for these blog posts?! Clearly creative writing is not my forte…at all. And the back-to-back blog posts the last few days makes that glaringly obvious. Oh well, I’ll just stick to what works for me with the writing and save up my creative energy for the photography.
The images here of the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts were also taken on my wonderfully long day alone in Los Angeles. I happened upon this school entirely by accident. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels was on my list to photograph in downtown LA (though I didn’t get anything I really liked of this despite it’s fantastic architecture) and while I was walking around the church grounds I saw this school across the expressway. At first I was astonished…what the hell was this thing (great thought being on holy church grounds, I know…)?!?! Initially I thought it might be some sort of parking structure, then I thought maybe a prison. I texted my cousin who lives downtown to get the scoop and learned this was a high school for performing arts, needless to say, not what I was expecting.
I  had to go over there and roam around and I’m so glad I did; I may have taken one of my favorite photos from the long weekend there. Despite it’s menacing, robot-about-to-trample-through-LA appearance it’s a pretty cool campus. I just wish I would have been able to roam around the school grounds more freely.
As you know, I typically process my images in black & white and while I did for these as well, I actually prefer the color versions. So here they are and if you want to see the b&w versions too just click here.
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