The kids and I were lucky enough to tag along on Brady’s business trip to the Los Angeles area for a late spring break trip last week. We packed a lot in one week, visiting my in-laws in Palm Springs, who were kind enough to watch the kids for a few days while Brady had meetings in Costa Mesa and I got a full day of photography in downtown Los Angeles. Nothing better than a full day alone without having to rush back to anything.
I started quite early to beat the LA traffic and catch some early-ish morning light. Despite leaving Costa Mesa in the dark, by the time I got downtown is was pretty bright. Oh well, it still worked out just fine. Not much beats the California sunshine and their wispy clouds for some architectural photography.
I started at The Broad Museum. It’s LA’s newest museum, set to open this fall. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to get back there once it’s open because the space looks amazing from the architectural renderings. Still, the exterior is pretty fantastic.
The museum was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and is dubbed “the veil and the vault” because of its plan to merge the archive/storage of their large worldwide lending library along with exhibition space. The “vault” housing The Broad Art Foundation’s library is covered with this exterior “veil” you can see in the images below. Such fun to photograph!
Of course there are many more photos, much in color in this set on Flickr.