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4th Dec 2017 – Classic Light, Modern Downtown

Classic Light, Modern Downtown

Classic Light, Modern Downtown

Close-up photograph of a hanging, classic-style incandescent bulb before the backdrop of Downtown Los Angeles.

I like the interplay of the classic light with the modern city skyline in the background…

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27th Nov 2017 – Dangerously Making Up

Dangerously Making Up

Dangerously Making Up

Shot from a photoshoot with Devina Narang, one of the pre-eminent Indian make-up artists who also travels to NYC & LA frequently to work. This visit, she was in Los Angeles working the LA Fashion Show, including the event at the Beverly Hilton that I shot at.

If you are looking to walk around the fire in Mumbai anytime soon, she would be the makeup artist you would want for your special day…

6th Nov 2017 – Beauty Kneeling in the Sand

Beauty Kneeling in the Sand

Beauty Kneeling in the Sand

Model kneeling at the edge of the Pacific Ocean…

16th Oct 2017 – Hummingbird Hover

Hummingbird Hover

Hummingbird Hover

Photograph of a hovering Hummingbird, taken in the Hollywood Hills.

7th Aug 2017 – A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

In Malibu one day, I came across this objet d’art in an acquaintance’s home. At the time, I thought that it was interesting, and maybe it was a small model of Jerusalem? Apparently, I was right on both counts, as it was indeed the city of Jerusalem in the form of a sphere. Frank Meisler designed the concept inspired by Mediæval maps which depicted Jerusalem as a circular city at the centre – the navel – of the world from which all distances to other cities were measured. The sculpture depicts the spirit of the city, its ancient walls and buildings of many styles, periods and cultures. It is mounted on a marble base the sphere is revolvable, and forged of metal silver and gold plated. And you can see the Malibu coastline of the Pacific Ocean in the background…

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31st Jul 2017 – Sky Through the Sea

Sky Through the Sea

Sky Through the Sea

At the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (by the USC campus), there is a large aquarium that reaches up to the natural light above, and has several vantage points, (some large, some small). This shot was taken from what appeared to be a somewhat isolated “cove” of the small sea, mostly cut off by the rocks and with a more vertical view port than most. However, you can see the sun shining in from above… a rather tranquil scene.

10th Jul 2017 – Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Taken the morning of July 5th, this is a shot of the Freedom Sculpture installed on Independence Day, July 4th, 2017. It took 4 years for the Farhang Foundation, a non-political, non-religious, non-profit Iranian-American cultural organization, to commission, secure city authorization and raise enough money build and install the Freedom Sculpture, a permanent iconic monument celebrating religious freedom, cultural diversity and inclusiveness — the humanitarian ideals or Cyrus the Great that have been enshrined by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States.

With over a million supporters, from all across America and over 50 countries around the world, the Freedom Sculpture has become the most widely crowd-supported monumental gift in U.S. History. It now stands like a “Statue of Liberty for the West Coast”, in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, as a permanent symbolic reminder that freedom, inclusiveness and respect for diversity are the foundational values that truly make America great.

The winning design of the Freedom Sculpture was created by renowned artist and architect Cecil Balmond. It is themed on the Cyrus Cylinder from 2,500 years ago, widely considered the first declaration of human rights, whereby Cyrus the Great Persian King originally granted individual and religious freedoms to all within his vast and culturally diverse empire. The large-scale, modern-day sculptural interpretation of the Cyrus Cylinder is made of two finely crafted 100% stainless steel cylinders, one within the other. The interior cylinder is gold, and the outer element is silver – both interacting with each other in an exchange of strength and vulnerability. The two rings are linked internally to form a strong and robust structure.

I do really enjoy this sculpture- and am sure it will make further appearances in this photoblog.

* I would have taken some photographs during the fireworks during the installation celebration, but the organizers decided real cameras were verbotten- such an annoying yet very LA thing…

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