The very first photography stop on my recent trip to Los Angeles was the Disney Concert Hall and if there would have only been time for one place to photograph, this would have been it. I absolutely adore Frank Gehry‘s architecture and if you think the Pritzker Pavilion here in Chicago is amazing you absolutely must see Los Angeles’s Concert Hall!
I spent about 2 hours photographing this and when you see the ridiculous number of photos I ended up editing it’s pretty clear how amazing this building is. There are so many photographic possibilities that it’s hard to stop wandering around this iconic building and envisioning different compositions.
It’s worth your time to wander through all the nooks and crannies both internally and externally because there is just so much fun to be found photographically. It can get a little sweltering wandering through Gehry’s trademark stainless steel design but it’s well worth the sweat-inducing stroll. Apparently the heat and glare produced from this design initially caused some issues with local condos, traffic accidents and insanely hot sidewalks so some of the troublesome panels were sanded down…that explains the differences I noticed in some sections of my images while editing, they just had a rougher appearance than the usual smoothness of Gehry’s designs.
After spending a few hours here making it to Bilbao, Spain to see the Guggenheim Museum, also designed by Gehry, is certainly on my bucket list!
Here are some of my favorites from the Disney Concert Hall. I didn’t include every image in this post because there are over 80 images I edited, which may bore even the most enthusiastic fan of architectural photography, so if you do want to see them all just click here.
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