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La Folie Des Grandeurs (Delusions of Grandeur) – René Magritte was uploaded to Flickr

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Getty Museum, LA.

I can relate.

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I took La Folie Des Grandeurs (Delusions of Grandeur) – René Magritte on February 02, 2013 at 05:19PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 09, 2015 at 04:56AM

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October 9th, 2015 at 8:40 am

Someday We’ll All Be Free was uploaded to Flickr

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Manhattan Beach

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I took Someday We’ll All Be Free on February 02, 2013 at 09:38AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 22, 2015 at 01:10PM

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September 22nd, 2015 at 7:16 am

Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame was uploaded to Flickr

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El Porto, Manhattan Beach, LA

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I took Everyone Is Looking For Someone To Blame on February 03, 2013 at 01:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 08, 2013 at 03:31PM

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March 22nd, 2014 at 11:01 am

Lounging Over Dublin’s was uploaded to Flickr

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815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Lounging Over Dublin’s on January 31, 2013 at 02:40PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:13PM

‘Dem Bones was uploaded to Flickr

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Page Museum, aka La Brea Tar Pits


The La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a cluster of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in urban Los Angeles. Asphaltum or tar (brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved as bones. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits are now a registered National Natural Landmark.

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I took ‘Dem Bones on February 01, 2013 at 11:04AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 28, 2013 at 04:41PM

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March 13th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Looking At Lolita (Sue Lyon) was uploaded to Flickr

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My photo doesn’t give this contraption justice – basically a slide show viewer as would be used by Humbert Humbert (James Mason). You could move the magnifier to view different slides.

From the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA.

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I took Looking At Lolita (Sue Lyon) on February 01, 2013 at 02:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 03, 2013 at 05:46PM

Wilted Kale Salad was uploaded to Flickr

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Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Loftus
Film: DC
Flash: Off

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I took Wilted Kale Salad on January 31, 2013 at 12:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 01, 2013 at 05:38AM

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February 28th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles was uploaded to Flickr

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815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles on January 31, 2013 at 02:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:28PM

Happiness Starts With Prohibited was uploaded to Flickr

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Artist unknown.
Los Angeles, LA.

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I took Happiness Starts With Prohibited on February 01, 2013 at 08:06PM

and uploaded it on February 04, 2013 at 04:38PM

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January 26th, 2014 at 11:47 am

Crested was uploaded to Flickr

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Manhattan Beach

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I took Crested on January 30, 2013 at 07:16PM

Manhattan Beach

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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 am

Stanley Kubrick Lenses was uploaded to Flickr

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Some of them anyway, at display at LACMA.

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I took Stanley Kubrick Lenses on February 01, 2013 at 02:41PM

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January 13th, 2014 at 9:39 am

It Matters Less Than One Might Think was uploaded to Flickr

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It Matters Less Than One Might Think

Hill Street (?), Los Angeles

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It Matters Less Than One Might Think was taken on January 31, 2013 at 05:00PM

I liked how my folks and my LA hosts turned bokeh in the background while the plant leaves crossed their proverbial legs in the foreground. I tried a few variants (black and white; stark, high contrast black and white; and over-saturated color) before settling on this toned version. I’ll probably revisit later, and try other versions too.

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February 27th, 2013 at 11:27 am

Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought was uploaded to Flickr

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Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought

Somewhere in the Financial District of Los Angeles.
Architect unknown.
John C. Portman, Jr
The hotel and its architects have been the subject of several documentaries.

In his book Postmodern Geographies: the reassertion of space in critical social theory (1989), Edward W. Soja describes the hotel as “a concentrated representation of the restructured spatiality of the late capitalist city: fragmented and fragmenting, homogeneous and homogenizing, divertingly packaged yet curiously incomprehensible, seemingly open in presenting itself to view but constantly pressing to enclose, to compartmentalize, to circumscribe, to incarcerate. Everything imaginable appears to be available in this micro-urb but real places are difficult to find, its spaces confuse an effective cognitive mapping, its pastiche of superficial reflections bewilder co-ordination and encourage submission instead. Entry by land is forbidding to those who carelessly walk but entrance is nevertheless encouraged at many different levels. Once inside, however, it becomes daunting to get out again without bureaucratic assistance. In so many ways, its architecture recapitulates and reflects the sprawling manufactured spaces of Los Angeles” (p. 243-44).

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Not to mention:

It has been featured in many movies and television series over the years including: Strange Days, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blue Thunder, Breathless, This is Spinal Tap, Hit the Booty Do, In the Line of Fire, Nick of Time, True Lies, Midnight Madness, Showtime, Hard to Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer, Chuck, Moby Dick, The Fantastic Journey and was destroyed (via special effects) in Escape from LA and Epicenter. The television series It’s a Living was set in a restaurant atop the Bonaventure. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel is also showcased in episodes of CSI and its exterior can be seen in Americathon, Mission: Impossible III, Almighty Thor, Hancock, and at the beginning of the Lionel Richie Dancing on the Ceiling music video. You can see it being constructed in the movie The Wilderness Family.

Gape at the Thoughts Which Others Have Thought was taken on January 31, 2013 at 04:57PM

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February 24th, 2013 at 3:37 pm