Looking inside the Bradbury

by Clariane Fernandez May. 09, 2020 360 views
The Bradbury | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

The Bradbury | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

There are plenty of buildings in Los Angeles that are classified as architectural landmark. The Bradbury Building is one. It is located between Broadway and 3rd St, and it is quite a busy street; but is Los Angeles after all!

You would never guess how the inside of the building looks just by looking at the facade of it. Once you get inside, you would understand why it is an architectural landmark.

Skylit Atrium | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

Skylit Atrium | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

Once in the building, it seems dark within the first few steps but the light comes in, and the darkness highlights the skylit atrium that will draw your attention.

Looking up | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

Looking up | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

Aside from the skylit atrium, one of the highlights inside the Bradbury Building is the ornate iron work. It is unbelievable how much work they had put in to create all the details.

The Contrast of Colors | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

The Contrast of Colors | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

The elevator also has iron work details. However, quite not sure if it works for I have not seen anyone using it. My guess is it does. It would have been quite an experience to get in on it.

The Lift | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

The Lift | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

During the time that I was there, the security kept on reminding people that photoshoots are not allowed in the building. I had a friend with me, and we were actually doing a mini shoot. One of the perks of having a small mirrorless camera is that you seem to be using a regular point and shoot camera to someone who is not well versed in photography. So I was able to shoot to my heart's content.

Through the post | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

Through the post | Los Angeles, CA (2019).

I find that as much as I love doing landscape photography, there is a different challenge that an architectural photography brings. Not to mention the different lens you have to use, but making do of what you have is also part of the challenge.

Expanding the horizon on subjects and experiencing different types of photography is the goal at the moment.—Claire

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