LA Monuments: Disney Hall
In this series, LA Monuments: Disney Hall Sessions, I am engaging in a dialogue with the work of legendary architect Frank Gehry, who’s architecture has inspired me as an artist over the years. Frank Gehry brought motion, lyricism, symbolism and remarkable cubism to the structure of LA Philharmonic. As a former architectural photographer and narrative filmmaker with a lifelong love affair with abstraction and cubism, I yearned to take on the formal language and emotional impact of this amazing architecture. Perhaps one of the most photographed structures in Los Angeles, I felt challenged to bring a conversation to it that resonated emotionally and creatively. It was my intent to exploit the limited nature of my medium, not unlike Frank Gehry did as an architect. I pursued the idea of addressing the various forms and represented in this structure such as abstraction, cubism, motion, harmony and lyricism.
Methodology: I felt compelled to continue the multiple-exposure that I used in my previous series. This is my approach to cubism and abstraction. Therefore, in this work, I was using my Nikon digital SLR, using in-camera multiple-exposure setting combined with camera movement and lens and perspective change to achieve my desired result. There is no Photoshop layering or other manipulation involved in post processing other than color/contrast work. In the end this method allowed me to brake down the delineation of this three dimensional object and reinterpret Frank Gehry's marvelous creation through my photographs.