I recently took off on holiday to The States and left my camera gear at home cooling down after a blazing few months around New Zealand and offshore. My eyes and trigger finger couldn’t help themselves though, with the abundance of superb light, iconic architecture, art, spaces, compositions the iPhone camera was heading for data overload. So many classic moments from dinosaurs to the Dia that needed to be captured. Here’s a few of my favourites.
New Whitney Museum, Meat packing district, NYC by Architect: Renzo Piano
Raking late afternoon light across Radio City Music Hall, NYC by Architect: Edward Durell Stone (1932)
Interior space at Noguchi Museum, Queens, NYC
Tree line lines at the pointy end of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park,
Manhattan, NYC by Architect: Louis Kahn
United Nations Headquarters photographed from Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, NYC by Architect: Le Corbusier
Monumental steel with Richard Serra at Dia Beacon, New York
The Mermaid I met first in 1995 at the Americas Cup in San Diego
(during my first professional assignment) by Roy Lichtenstein at Storm King, New York
Muted top light falls gently onto the courtyard at the Frick Museum, NYC
Boats, People, Lake, Summer, Central Park West, NYC
Dem Bones, Natural History Museum, Central Park West, NYC
Slice of light runs up the Flat Iron Building, NYC by Architects: D.H. Burnham & Co. (1902)
Ground Floor Elevation at the Donald Judd, Spring Street Building, NYC
Getty Centre with waterless water feature due to current Californian drought,
Los Angeles, California by Architect: Frank Gehry
‘Jesus Saves’ or ‘Susej Sevas’ depending on your world view.
Shot from the comfort of the rooftop bar at the Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, California
Blue sky meets garden green reflecting in the Walt Disney Concert Hall,
Downtown Los Angeles, California by Architect: Frank Gehry
Last of the evening summer sun, Griffith Observatory,
Los Angeles, California by Architects: John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley (1932)
I’m heading over to Papua New Guinea soon to photograph the 2015 Pacific Games Village by New Zealand architects Warren & Mahoney, and the Taurama National Aquatic and Indoor Sports Centre by Peddle Thorp. Stand by for some great shots.
Portrait of a House has been doing a little world trip, this time popping up in the book review section of the incredibly stylish Elle Decor Italia.
If your Italian is a bit rusty here’s what they said:
“Featuring architectural daring from New Zealand.
Discover this home and project created on the hill by architect Ian Athfield.
An innovative publication, charmingly presented and photographed by Simon Devitt.