Abstract Architecture at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles

Abstract Architecture at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles

This is the first of a series of posts about my trip to California in September. I have finally finished retouching all my images! One of my stops was the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. I went there with Angie McMonigal after our workshop in LA (check out her post, she has amazing shots!).

The museum facade was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. It’s a unique designed that is perfect to shoot some abstract images. I had wanted to shoot some more commercial images as well, but unfortunately, road construction was surrounding the building, so I focused on the abstracts.

Playing with the shapes of the metal structure was very interesting. The light was quite different depending on the direction I was shooting. It definitely influenced my choices regarding the black and white conversion.

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

More Than One Path

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

Over Under

While the weather wasn’t amazing, it cleared for a while and I try to catch some of the clouds passing by.

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

Curl

What I most enjoyed photographing was the relationship between the curved structure and the straight building under. It made for some very interesting contrasts and it produced some of my favorite shots.

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

Intricate

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

Where Worlds Meet

Petersen Museum - Los Angeles, CA

Going Over

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