Julian Escardo

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

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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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As always, I welcome your comments. Please request my permission to use any of these images for they are ©’d, thank you!

Julian

 

 

 

 

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Sensations…

Good morning! Just two posts based on visualizing water taken at my favorite spot, the Disney Concert Hall here in Los Angeles. Enjoy!!

Cradled on the waves…

DisneyChurned

Autumn in LA…

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Cheers!

Julian

 

 

 

 

Color and…

Good morning from Los Angeles!….It has been (a long!) while I know, so I want to get right on it and celebrate two things that I have been working on lately: color and lo-fi. By color I mean the way I see color, sometimes pushing those values to bring out the spirit of a capture. But careful….are you helping the shot? does it really need to turn from blue into emerald-green to go to the next level? As artists only we can only be the judges of that and ultimately do what has been done for millennia, follow your instincts. Maybe it’s my Tarantino influence but sometimes reds aren’t red enough and you have to do something about it; and at the end of the day….why not?!  And by lo-fi I mean the ever-present and wonderful challenge of working with restricted or available means, in my case my cell phone. By restricted means I don’t only mean ‘less’, just having or using different advantages. I will never stop admiring people who do great things with few resources; there is an inherent quality and a direct relationship between the struggle that comes from working with less-than-ideal-and-what-is-available and the all around test to capture the same quality of spirit with abundant resources. To me is every artist must practice the art of doing with less, often. Can you make a purse out of a simple square piece of leather, can you take a photograph using heat and thermal paper; how far can (and must) the boundaries be pushed to achieve the kind of simple design that not only contains the essence but creates that emotional connection.

Below I have chosen works captured in and around Paris, but keep an eye for some LA stuff coming up. If anything this city can offer color, so add some to your life and drop me a message if you feel like it.

 

BNF, Paris…(Nikon D300)

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La Défense, France…(via iPhone5)

ColorIphone

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris…(via iPhone5)

Escalator

 

Thank you for your views, visits, comments and ideas!

Julian

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Simplicity…

Good morning!..As simplicity is the highest form of sophistication I was eager to post three of my most recent images as published in my FB artist page. It may or may not be a agreed upon by everyone but it is every artist’s obligation to search and capture the basic lines, the simple form once in a while, at least. A focus on minimalism enriches the heart they say. More to come in the near future, in the meantime please enjoy!

 

MACVAL…

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Sun ray…

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Nuages…

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Thank you for your visit~

Julian

 

Note: All photographs ©Julian Escardo Photography

 

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)

LaDefCrossVanish

 

All photographs ©Julian Escardo Photography

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LA to Paris…

Good morning!….my 51st post finds me back in Paris with the energy typical of this time of the year…..Spring – So…..my first post pays homage to my all time favourite building, the Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry. In this take I sought an angle that would display its power though perspective and I hope I was able to achieve that. My second post lands me back in Paris and for that I went to La Défense, a business district not ‘technically’ in Paris, but easily  reached by metro and as far as I feel it ought to be. The piece shown surrounds an office building and for the most part lies hidden from the general public.

Please enjoy these two architectural works and, as always, don’t hesitate to comment or ask any questions.

DCH…

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The eye…

DSC_7928Thank you as always,

Julian

 

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Conceptual….

Good morning!…this time around I focused on reworking a piece that you can see further down my stream. Very often I will look back at some of my photographs and somehow they ‘speak‘ differently, and without disrespecting the original post I rework them. Sometimes that happens as a result of learning a new technique, others simply because…….this time I sought to bring out some of the Escher quality and used black and white as the vehicle. I added a tree to refocus the perspective and made it more conceptual. Original is a straight looking up shot.

The tree…

Thank you again for stopping by and as usual comments/critiques are welcome.

Julian

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A little monochrome…

Good morning!…this time I’m posting a theme that I love…..passages. Again the HALL, with a light texture and processing, but focusing on a beautiful bit of 5 o’clock light. I love the leading lines that Gehry works with in his designs, the sense of hope and discovery; this being no exception. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for visiting.

Just…

Oh, there is another piece on passages/transitions further down if you want to check.

Thank you,

Julian

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Unveiled…

Good morning!……It has been a while and I decided to come back with a piece that I did recently basically combining two photographs of my favorite site, the Hall as I call it. I liked the effect of ‘veil’ that the two faces of the building yielded – a sort of transparency that spoke of fabric rather than metal. I also meant the term in it’s traditional museum meaning, such as ‘unveiling’ a painting, etc. because this is new to some and I present it this way for the first time…It always amuses and amazes me to see that metal can be soft, warm or even transparent, and have that sensation of ‘flowing’. This is more natural or possible in the Gehry forms of course, or in the work of Calatrava, which I hope to photograph soon given the city I’m currently living in.

Please enjoy it and note that the Hall is represented in many of my other postings which can be viewed if you scroll through my site.

Unveiled…

Thank you for visiting and or leaving your comment or observation.

Julian

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Escheresque…

Good morning!………For today’s post I thought I would explore the three dimensionality aspect of some photographs – so here is my timid salute to Maurits Escher, his almost mathematical work and his inspiration to so any painters, architects, wood carvers and why not, photographers. The first one is obviously very mathematical while the second, part of a Frank Gehry piece, has the flow and twists typical of such architect. Both were taken in Los Angeles. Please enjoy them!

Cube…

Endless…

Thank you for visiting my work; as always any and all comments are welcome.

Julian

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