As the the middle of winter approaches, I wanted to look back to a project I started in the middle of the summer. I was doing freelance work for a great company out in Culver City. Culver City is the center of the ad agency world in Southern California. I never knew much about this area before I started working here regularly. Apparently not too long ago, this part of the city was just warehouses and industrial buildings. Then designers started buying up the cheap real estate and creating experimental buildings. In a 2 block radius you have The Love Wall and the Samitaur Tower. You can hike up the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook where you can look down on the entire city and see the some of the best sunsets L.A. has to offer. And you can’t mis the Omelet building right off National Blvd.
All the buildings around this part of Culver City are masterpieces of design. Experiment of form and fabrication. For a few months every day I would walk around the neighborhood with my Fuji and take photographs. These photos aren’t necessarily meant to be absolute representational pictures of these structures. I wanted to divorce myself from that realm and shoot abstractly. To shoot in terms of design and composition. To shoot designer’s eye. It’s amazing what you can do with a limited color pallet and cement. Some of these were shot in Downtown Los Angeles as well.