Balloon Dog

After about four months of waiting, I was finally able to visit The Broad, in downtown Los Angeles over Valentine’s Day. This museum had just recently opened and ever since I learned about it’s conception, I had been looking forward to visiting here. This museum was created by by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and offers free admission. The only tricky part is that it is so popular that you have to reserve your tickets months in advance. Represented here in this photos is Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons. This is one of the pieces that I had really wanted to see along with Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room which, come to find out, you need a different reservation for. Fortunately I was able to get it and get in almost four hours later…still worth it though. There were a lot of great pieces of modern art here and it was definitely one of the most interesting and coolest museums I have been to. You can also check out more of Yayoi Kusama’s work through this link. I have pictures of the Infinity Room but I found that these photos turned out better, not to mention a giant balloon dog is fun to look at. There was nothing crazy done with this photo. I tried to take it when no one was in the area and also kept it as natural as possible in order to preserve the work of Jeff Koons as it was meant to be viewed. Hope you like the shot and get a chance to visit this awesome museum. Please follow and like...

Getty Museum Jan12

Getty Museum

This is an old shot that was taken at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. I have been going through some older pictures that I haven’t posted since I haven’t been able to take any new pictures recently. I still have a few more up my sleeve but my stash is running low so hopefully I will be able to get some new photos soon. Once I get off this deployment I will finally go back to getting pictures all the time. If you live in California or are visiting and interested in museums, then I definitely suggest visiting the Getty Center. This has some of the nicest modern architecture and outdoor facilities that I have seen of this kind. From the cool white rounded buildings to the cement and solid stone structures, this place is a modern architecture photographers paradise. I’m not even big in to photographing modern architecture but I couldn’t help myself here. There are all kinds of awesome exhibits to visit and nice gardens to view on the outside as well. I took this shot inside one of the museum buildings while I was wandering around. I loved how minimal and pure this area looked and the light lit the area up with a nice clean white. It was a little dark so I used a tripod for this shot. People probably thought I was a weirdo considering everyone else was taking pictures of the actual art in the museum and I was taking picture of a staircase. O well. The best part about the place is that it is free! You can check out there Plan a Visit area of their site to find their hours, and location. This shot was a RAW image file that was edited...