Julian Escardo

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

Tag: Los Angeles

Spring…

Spring has the habit of putting color into your life so, inevitably, I have to flash back to LA and come on strong. Obviously, downtown leads the way as tall buildings bask under the incessant blue sky. These are both round South Grand by 1st/3rd….my hangout off an on for gosh, 10 years? The following is a exercise in scale; enjoy!.

Here’s looking at you…

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Into the light…

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Julian

 

 

 

 

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Circles and Lines…

Good morning! catching up to a lot of work, here is finally an update to some of my recently published work. On the newer front is my upcoming exhibition along Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris – details on my FB page for those of you living and /or visiting Paris and would like to attend: http://www.facebook.com/FJEimages – Please enjoy this latest teaser with more to come shortly.

 

Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (detail, re-capture version 2013, monochrome)

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BNF, Paris (one of my favorite places to shoot, this time I was able to catch some great clear reflections and work the tones)

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La Défense (revisited a new building site, this time aiming to frame entirely on site, and I cross processed for full effect)

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Complexity….

Good morning!…..I was thinking of the word complexity the other day and visualized two images below that I took over a period of  a few months in 2010. I love complexity, especially in contemporary architecture – new materials have led the way for designers and architects , and have allowed them to let go of their inhibitions and produce veritable works of art. I hope you will enjoy these images, one is a blend and the other just a detail of a larger piece, both taken in Los Angeles…

Complexity…

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Spacious…

Good morning!…Today’s post is of the Los Angeles Convention Center atrium. I am always amazed at the size of these structures in the US which can house thousands of visitors and virtually transform themselves into anything the economy demands. This is a (tiny portion) looking up shot at the center of the atrium which by its very nature provides natural light to anyone entering or exiting the structure. Reinforced glass and an intricate array of beams enables a tremendous span of uninterrupted floor space – and all superbly air conditioned battling 100 F weather on a typical summer day. Please enjoy it.

Atrium…

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Julian

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Coalescence…

Good morning!..Motivated by my previous post I wanted to blend, not textures today, but just images this time – I set to create a sense of flow, a marriage of images of the same building to stir/wake-up the imagination. Often we see juxtaposed sections of buildings as we walk about and I say – what would happen if they were transparent? if you could see through them and they would form a different structure all together, a sort of abstract. These two are of the Disney Concert Hall in LA, one of Gehry‘s finest works. There are several examples of this building in my previous blogs which you are welcome to see. I hope you enjoy these two for now at least.

Four corners…

Silver shadows…

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Take care,

Julian

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Relationships in the city…

Good morning again! – I rescued a couple of photographs I took in Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively to show the relation between buildings in a city. Again I always caress the sky to find vistas; I love the cement ‘bouquets’ that rise above us all. In both cases I emphasized the vision through texture (the first one even burnt to stage the street light) –

I hope you enjoy them…

Downtown LA, reworked…

Frisco encounter…

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Harmonic progression…

Good morning…..

For this issue I’m relying on two of my photographs to do the talking – my objective here was to capture the essence of both buildings; first through the complexity of the top floor of San Francisco’s MOMA, bursting with lines and circles…and secondly via a ‘textured’ minimal based on one of my recurring themes, Richard Meier’s Getty Center waves. Please enjoy…

Catwalk II…(2010)

Harmonic progression…(2011)

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Julian

Simple and complex…

I thought I would explore lines simple and complex – and leave Gehry for a bit in the process…..this is Richard Meier, an american architect whose signature is the use of white as an overall color and enameled aluminum to elicit some magnificent shapes. From museums to private homes, and he has done many, he is a master at what he does and feeds my appetite for contemporary architecture – large spaces that frame the nature all around them – always graceful and precise; geometry based on hard 30″ square measurements or proportions thereof, or piano-like bends and lines that can rival any female nude as far as shape and grace.

Enjoy simple first

Complex

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JUst…

Just a couple of images to complement earlier writings……which you are more than welcome to peruse.

The first I called “The tempest”……I diffused it a bit to bring forth a dreamy quality – a seemingly unruly array it transports you to another world playing music even before you enter the Hall to actually listen to music (monochrome 2010).

Second, blend of Hall lines – I call it “essential Gehry” (monochrome 2009)….

Please enjoy,

Julian

At sea…

Fourth installment wants to show the Hall in three different instances – calm, frisky and “kick ass” Piercing the Sky (the wave finally breaking)….sometimes when I see the Hall I think of an ocean, very fitting to southern California and in this instance, a nice break from the downtown old fashioned brick and mortar structures…..Please enjoy!

Calm seas….

Frisky, as waves that stir and carry the power to be…

Piercing the Sky…..the wave finally breaks.

Abstractness in architecture, details, superimposed plates of stainless steel that free the imagination – at least mine. Thank you for visiting……

Julian