Visiting LA in May

 

Friday, May, 23, 2014:

Our plane landed Friday evening at LAX. On the itinerary: pick up rental cars, check into hotel, dinner and depart to the Observatory at Griffith Park.

 

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I began to notice how much I had overlooked, or maybe even never looked at the pros of LA. Growing up in San Diego, I always hated LA because it was just a traffic jam for all of the road trips I had taken up north. Friday was just the beginning of an admiration toward the beautiful buildings, sights and agriculture of the LA scape.

Saturday, May 24, 2014:

The true museum adventure begins.

 

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Each day, we woke up much earlier than my body is accustomed to – another thing I owe to this trip is my body clock readjustment, it’s rather nice. By Saturday afternoon, I had filled up my camera’s memory card. The day’s scheduled agenda consisted of:

-Breakfast at the Farmer’s Market

-The Getty Museum

-Culver City Galleries (all those pretty doors and such were from around there)

-Center for Land Use Interpretation

-Museum of Jurassic Technology

-Dinner at Canter’s

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014:

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I didn’t take too many pictures on Sunday because of where we went. Many museums ask that you not take photos when exhibits are temporary. We also had a private studio visit with artist, Amanda Ross-Ho, taking photos wasn’t exactly appropriate. However, I managed to take some pictures at dinner at Denise’s house. Her family kindly opened their home to us for dinner, and grilled delicious food. On Sunday’s agenda:

-Farmer’s Market breakfast / Whole Foods

-Studio visit with Amanda Ross-Ho

-MoCa, Downtown

-Lunch at Central Market

-Geffen Contemporary at MoCa

-Japantown wandering time

-Dinner at Denise’s

 

Monday, May 26, 2014:

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The schedule saved one of the best museums filled with iconic big name artists like Picasso, Miro, Rothko, Warhol…for last, and that was LACMA. On our last day, we woke up and did the regular coffee/market thing, and followed the agenda after checking out at the hotel:

-LACMA (modern art museum) & tour

-LACMA (contemporary art museum)

-lunch at Ray’s

-Venice Beach

-Return cars and fly out of LAX.

 

Other Images-

Portraits:

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Group shots:

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Find Frank:

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‘I’d Like That To-Go’:

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These images were inspired by the handfuls of people not really looking at the art, but rather, looking at it through a screen the whole time. One of my favorite things to do at museums, (any space actually,) is people-watch and observe how they observe art. It was quite a laugh watching groups of people go from one image to the next with their camera as if they had to capture them all and take them to go to look at later. A lack of presence on their part. iPad photographers took the win, and there wasn’t just one. I’m including a few of my top shots, and hope to post a series of images soon.