Revisiting the Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, designed by the incomparable Frank Gehry, is quite possibly my favorite building. At least that I’ve photographed so far. I have yet to make it to his Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and I just missed the completion of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris last summer…so for now the Concert Hall has been the most fun to photograph.
His designs are considered Deconstructivism and the more I learn about architecture, the more I’m learning this is my favorite type of architecture to photograph. Deconstructivism is characterized by unpredictability and controlled chaos. Odd this would appeal to me since oder and lack of chaos is what I most prefer in the images I create. Maybe that’s exactly why this type of architecture is fun for me, a challenge to create that order and simplicity out of this “controlled chaos”. Whatever the reason, it offers oh-so-many photographic opportunities.
Here are a few of my favorites from this visit. There are many, many more in this Flickr set which also has the photos from last year’s visit.
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