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