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Griffith Observatory

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Buena Vista Street Bridge

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Cosmo Lofts, Hollywood

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Saint Basil Catholic Church, Wilshire Blvd

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Freeway overpass, light streaming through drain hole

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Arroyo Seco Bridge, Pasadena

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Twin Freeway Ramps

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Pacific Design Center's Blue Building

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Rooftop, Hollywood

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Theme Building, LAX

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Theme Building, LAX

I deeply respond to photographer Ted VanCleave’s recent “Concrete Porn ~ Buildings & Bridges” series, a visual homage to that most unyielding of building mediums, concrete.

“My love of concrete architecture began when I visited the Pantheon in Rome. I was in awe of the beautiful, massive concrete dome which is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, two thousand years after it was built,” writes VanCleave in a statement.

The Miami-based photographer’s impressive visual tour depicts L.A. not in  typical terms — soft blue sky, tall palm trees, limitless open space — but as an imposing, delineated and hard-core concrete jungle.


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2 thoughts on “Ted VanCleave’s tough photographic vision of Los Angeles

  1. debra levine Sep 26,2014 10:25 am

    I agree, Flo. Thanks for commenting.

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