Ulysses in Blue

One of the new locations we shot at this years Los Angeles workshop was a sculpture by Alexander Liberman titled Ulysses. It’s a very large, white, metal sculpture with all these great curves. I preferred isolating segments of the sculpture against the sky for a minimalistic look. I also took liberty with the white balance in […]

Creating Mood With White Balance

ulysses, los angeles

One of my favorite subjects photographed during the Los Angeles workshop was this white sculpture titled Ulysses. I know, you’re not seeing white, lol. For some reason I routinely find myself coming back to this particular shade of blue in my images. It’s completely contrived and anything but representing reality. And, quite honestly, one of […]

The Petersen Museum

The second stop of the Los Angeles workshop is the incredible Petersen Automotive Museum designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The swooping stainless steel ribbons set against red definitely give a feeling of race tracks, fitting given the museum’s contents. The bright sunshine made for some fun with the shadows cast from the steel ribbons. More […]

The Getty

getty center, los angeles, richard meier

The first stop on our February Los Angeles workshop was the Richard Meier designed Getty Center. This is absolutely one of my favorite places in LA. Not only for the great architecture but it’s this nice oasis from the city. With LA’s sunny, bright, blue skies, the white tile and stone of the Getty plays […]

Around Los Angeles…

Michael Maltzan Architecture, One Santa Fe

In late February I was in Los Angeles to teach a weekend workshop and decided to arrive a bit early to shoot some additional locations. Here’s a quick roundup of some of those pre-workshop stops. The first was the Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. So, lots of architecture fans are gonna hate me […]

New Workshop Announced – Los Angeles 2018!

LOS ANGELES February 24-25, 2018 I’m excited to announce a Los Angeles workshop Michael Muraz and I will be leading. Escape the winter cold and join us in LA! The workshop includes the following: pre-workshop online presentation 2 days of photowalks with personalized, individual instruction on creating architectural abstracts & cityscapes post-workshop post-processing instruction post-workshop […]

Petersen Museum

petersen museum, Kohn Pedersen Fox

The last Los Angeles post from my latest trip! This might be the longest it’s taken me to get through a trip’s images. So many shots to go through, so much good architecture in this city, with so much more I have yet to photograph. I headed to the Petersen Museum on my last day […]

Los Angeles Workshop Recap

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry, los angeles

About a month ago Michael Muraz and I led a workshop in Los Angles. We had such a great group – some participants from the LA area and others from all over the US and Canada, some we’ve taught before and many we met for the first time. We started the weekend with a little […]

Walt Disney Concert Hall

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry

As I mentioned in my previous post, I took a couple extra days in Los Angeles before teaching my workshop to explore a few additional locations. My first visit was inside The Broad, the following day I stopped inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall to escape the rain and checkout an exhibit a Chicago photo […]

The Broad – Interiors

the broad, los angeles, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A few weeks ago I headed to Los Angles to teach a workshop and decided to arrive a little early to check out a couple locations I knew we wouldn’t be visiting during the workshop. The first was the interior of The Broad, a contemporary art museum, which is free to the public. The building […]