this weekend we took an impromptu trip to LA. on saturday morning we explored the Getty. it was only 10am but it was already hot and bright as we ascended the hill in the museum's tram.

inside, each wing has art from the middle ages to today to discover outside, the museum itself is a piece of art that offers lots of fun opportunities for getting creative with your photos + videos

straight and curved lines, rough and smooth surfaces, structures and spaces, light and shadow all interact with each other in the architecture.

it was a lot fun looking for interesting shots and trying to line up the lines.

as we walked out i turned to take one last look and found my favorite spot and shot of the day

we boarded the tram to descend. i snapped the attendant with his parasol striding by...reminds me just how bright and hot it was up there.

the doors closed and the tram brought us down. looking out the window, interstate 405 wound below southward back into the city. we'd be one of those cars in just a moment. :)

make a trip to visit the Getty Center in LA and get creative. it's free and easy to get to. parking is $15. 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300

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  • lovemyhouse

    really awesome photos Jay!! πŸ™

  • jaywilder

    Thx @bente glad you liked them!

  • journeyofnow

    Jay slides 7, 9, 14 are my favorite. Love the interplay of the various forms and objects. Love how the negative space is played out through your photography. Now I have to work on mine this week 😊.

  • jaywilder

    Thanks Stephen! I'm really glad you liked it. It's a really interesting construction that definitely interacts with the space around it, including the sky above. I started to notice it when I looked up and saw that view on pg 9. The architect Richard Meier , I read, wanted to bring the grid of the city, waves of the ocean and mountains around LA into harmony through the architecture.

  • journeyofnow

    @jaywilder I must visit one day. Looks like Richard Meier accomplished his goal. πŸ™

  • _Kristen

    That looks awesome, I want to go!

  • tbyrnes

    Good one! Love that place.

  • georgiestclair

    Incredible compositions in the photos! Works beautifully in black and white. I must visit The Getty one day .

  • jefferson

    Great tones, especially the last one 😍 well done Jay! πŸ‘

  • elisapella

    Very beautiful Jay. I am loving black and White photography stories!

  • kbasta

    πŸ’™ lovely! I need to revisit next time I'm in LA. Great collection.

  • ritakovtun

    went there in October - super cool place. I was extremely sad my camera had stopped working in the middle of my LA trip, especially at a place like this. your photos are beautiful though, and totally do it justice 😊

  • mstetsondesign

    one of my favorites!

  • jaywilder

    Thx @_Kristen yeah it's an easy stop down there, check it out @tbyrnes thanks! me too a lot fun!

  • jaywilder

    @georgiestclair thanks so much I've been enjoying your creative stories! They are terrific!

  • jaywilder

    @jefferson thanks so much that means a lot I love your photography!

  • mischiru

    Love all the lines! Great play with the light and shadow as well!

  • jaywilder

    @elisapella thanks Elisa! I really enjoyed learning about Francesca Capellini btw! Really amazing style and interesting backstory. Thanks for sharing that story!

  • jaywilder

    @kbasta thank you! I love your photographs on Instagram! Can't wait to see your #firststeller πŸ˜‰

  • jaywilder

    @ritakovtun thanks so much! Sounds like you made some great memories nonetheless!

  • jaywilder

    @mstetsondesign thanks Lindsay! I'm so glad you liked it! I love your new story - Great idea!!

  • jaywilder

    @mischiru me too Kevin! It's a pretty brilliant design by the architect. I'd love to return at sunset - I'm sure the lighting would be completely different (softer) and yield totally different results - Great timelapse in your story by the way!

  • mischiru

    @jaywilder I would love to visit the Getty at sunset, too! It's one of my favorite spots in LA. Thanks!

  • kbasta

    Oh thank you! I'm having a hard time breaking the ice, for some reason... :) will make something soon. βœ¨πŸ™βœ¨

  • jaywilder

    Cool well I'm sure I will like it! You might enjoy this week's upcoming hashtag. It will be announced tmrw :) @kbasta

  • elisapella

    Thank you Jay! I'd love to do more like that. It's a time issue, but I will! πŸ˜‰

  • marianne72

    Amazing museum😍

  • coppernotes

    Wonderful photos Jay. So atmospheric πŸ‘Œ

  • pierlu__igi

    Amazing story! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • kaipo81

    You captured a Getty experience very well thank you!

  • jaywilder

    Glad you like it @kaipo81!

  • serenajae

    Love this one! πŸ‘

  • candid

    I've been there quite a few times now, your photos make me want to return soon!

  • heyfeelix

    Nice story

  • verysarie

    One of my favorite spots in LA!!

  • B__xy

    So cool! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌVisited 3 years ago!

  • studioshuko

    I adore this share of your visit 😍 πŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ™Œ


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