Inspired by the neon On Route-66 Lights along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, I was reminded that I've never seen, or photographed Chris Burden's Urban Light art installation all lit up at night.
Urban Light by Chris Burden
You'll find the modern sculpture of 202 vintage iron street lampposts outside LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) on Wilshire Boulevard, and it's fast becoming a must-see local landmark, by day or night.
With my trusty camera in hand, and loyal Labrador along for the ride, I ventured out to see what images I could capture of he captivating installation.
Not only does it look impressive from a distance, but it's totally immersive as you can wander through the rows of antique streetlights and every way you look there are interesting shapes and views.
Urban Light is also especially engaging when it's illuminated at night and you can see why photographers, both amateur and professional, love to come and snap away to their heart's delight.
Here are just a selection of my images of the wonderfully intriguing sculptural work. It really is hard not to take an interesting picture.
In this photo you can even see the red Variety logo atop the magazine's HQ along Wilshire Boulevard.
As you can see from a distance the collection of assorted vintage streetlights makes for an amazing spectacle.
And if you do take the time to check out Urban Light in the daytime, be sure to wander into the adjacent B. Gerald Cantor Outdoor Sculpture Garden at LACMA, which is filled with marvelous Rodin and Bourdelle bronze statues, amidst a tranquil garden space. And best of all it's free to explore.
Enjoy Urban Light...