Looking at three niches on the side of the Musei Capitolini in Rome. I love that they were empty, only showing off the "apostrophe" shadows.
Looking down a walkway at the Portland Japanese Garden.
Kunming Eucalyptus Ground
After years of picking out leaves from every corner imaginable, I've grown fond of Eucalyptus leaves and their amazing capacity to wrap around nearly everything. Also, their colors are beautiful; my favorite is the deep red.
St Peter's Chairs
Chairs filled the piazza at St. Peter's, empty seats as far as the eye could see.
This was an amazing scene, along a street in Seoul. That's a whole lot of materials happening.
My favorite moment at the minimalist mecca in West Texas was actually this shoe, fused to a fencepost.
Handles on some of the mining machinery up at Bodie, a ghost town in California. These handles and levers reminded me of people marching. Like figures from constructivist art, in a communist propoganda film.
Looking at a facade in Venice Beach, California.
Beware of Dog
Yeah, let's hope the rest of the fence is one of those invisible ones.
A family picks out flavors of gelato in Venezia.
A view walking through the Storm King Art Center.
At the 798 art gallery in Beijing, China.
This building in Daejeon, Korea, was much taller than the sheds surrounding it. Quite the collision of geometries, and hey, let's throw in a massive bonsai! The geometry of the facade's horizontal lines confuse as to whether they mark a full story or a half. They're uncomfortable in either scenario. All of this drama actually makes this an interesting building.
The Utilikilts store in Seattle, Washington.
Steps at the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, designed by Richard Meier.
Costa Mesa Door
One of my favorite "architectural" moments. At the mall in Costa Mesa, California, not only is the vegetation militantly manicured, the doors are painted in fine Orange County/Disney fashion to match the walls.
Gehry EMP Tram Side
Looking at the tram side of the Experience Music Project by Frank Gehry. This building was interesting in that there was a "tectonic authenticity" between inside and outside. Many Gehry buildings are resplendently voluputous on the outside, but return to an orthogonal rigor inside. This one was also nice and curvy on the inside. This set of curves interacting with light is my favorite Gehry moment yet. They just seem to billow in the light!
What a job by the architects of the Dia Beacon. The windows and glass have a pattern of "blur" and "clear" that simultaneously allows you to see the colors of the landscape, in the blur, and then to make out the detail, in the clear.
A silo near St. Joseph's, Illinois, an excellent example of the platonic forms of the Midwestern Vernacular.
Cal Earth and Suburb
An interesting juxtaposition of Nader Khalili's earth architecture and suburban boxes. I wasn't expecting his desert sensitive development to be surrounded by sprawl.
Yucca and Oleander
Looking down one of the "newer" residential streets back to the tailings pile, one of the largest in the world, near the now-closed Kaiser steel mine at Eagle Mountain, California.
Newberry Springs Irrigation
An end to the irrigation wheel across from the Groundwater Recharge Site in Newberry Springs, California.
Newberry Springs Depth Measurement
The measuring stick at the Newberry Springs, California, recharge area.
Santa Monica Ceiling
A view of the ceiling at the Santa Monica/Vermont Station on the Red Line in Los Angeles. There is a great public art program, with art at each stop. This one, by Robert Millar, is my personal favorite.
Christmas on 3rd Street
I'd been dying to photograph this house off of 3rd Street, in Santa Monica, and then I stumbled on it. I screech over two lanes, turn and park, and the minute I get out of the car two girls are screeching their car, looking at my camera and pointing. They park, get out, start up a conversation about just having to take a photo. We have a photo party, and one of the residents comes out wearing a hat a la "David" in this photo, looking surprised that we're so jazzed about shooting this house.
Bodie Rolling Stone
Looking at one of the facades at Bodie a ghost town in the Sierra Nevada, in California. The wood is still so preserved. The colors are amazing, and this is best viewed as large as you can get it.
A detail of the wall of the California Endowment Building in downtown Los Angeles (near Union Station and Chinatown) by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Each wing of the building is quite graphic on the facade, relying on colors and light patterns to generate interest.
In the East Central Illinois Prairie. The corn just keeps going. This silo was pretty neat inside, but has been torn down, making way for more corn.
Getty Solid and Diaphanous Symmetry
An afternoon moment at the Getty Center, in Los Angeles. The light hitting the concrete columns made them seem to disappear, while the screens appeared to be solid.
Judd Void and Shadow
A patio next to a gallery at the Chinati Foundation, in Marfa, Texas.
Christmas on 3rd Street, Santa Monica