Who is George Brich?
I will tell you in a minute but first allow me to tell you first the story of how I met him.
A co-worker and I were having lunch out, we decided (last minute) to go to the library as it was the last day, I think, of National Library Week.
Nearest one from work is the Los Angeles Public Library.
Haven’t been there in ages! With only few minutes left from our lunch, I took some quick pictures, had a quick tour and took home some pamphlets from the library.
Confession: I have no idea who he is.
I just thought I should do something enriching besides my driving back and forth that seem to have overtaken my life.
Something to boost my outlook.
The Valley Times says about the event,
The former Valley Times staff photographer will discuss his work exploring the intrigue of automobiles and their placement as objects of art in our environment.
Curious, “Hmmm…. Ok, I’ll go.”
A week later….
Around twenty minutes past 12, it has just started….
In this series my photography explores the connection between the car and the natural and man-made landscape.
My long experience as a photojournalist documenting the major news events of the day along with the famous, the infamous and the just plain fabric of society has given me the visual fuel and social awareness today to observe the unobserved in life.
My current work embraces color more than ever before.
As Charles Baudelaire stated, “color thinks by itself, independently of the object it clothes”.
I appreciate the encounter of an everyday scene where I sense beauty revealed through these formal elements of structure and substance.
When all this comes together…then I photograph it.
Who is George Brich?, click here.
This is George Brich.
Not bad, eh?
It’s in the plain, simple, ordinary, everyday pieces
his pictures stand out.
And I like it.
If you’d like to see more of George Brich’s CarScapes collection, click here.
At the end of the lecture, I felt empowered. Inspired even.
Motivated with George’s work, I’d like to share and surround you some select pictures I’ve taken while on the road and on the train. I say ‘select’ because it’s hard to choose amongst nearly 2800 pictures I took — in merely a year.
It may not be ‘George Brich’ but it’s my style (dashboard photography – whatever that is)
Let’s start off with the ‘burning’ of Ranchero Bridge which, at the same time, I celebrate my blog’s anniversary as well, ignited this blogger into action.
Interstate 15 was closed for about a couple of days that had me scrambling for alternate routes to get to work…
Now, it’s all repaired and ready to serve you.
The Interstate 15 — before bypass lane… X-over (crossover) lane… move over (and it’s the law) stuff…
Different big, heavy equipment rolling in – getting ready for the ambitious yet promising freeway rehabilitation :
Needing some heavy artillery for those who don’t follow the rules of the road..
Some rocket launchers. (Or not.) They just look like launchers to me.
Calling on some alien help here!
Of course not to forget, our hardworking highway officers! Forever grateful for that one who pushed our MINI with his patrol car all the way to the 138 scales northbound.
Ugh! Remember this?
The bypass lane on the Interstate 15 South.
We all needed surgeries that time….
My prayer every time I drive on the Cajon Pass… never mind the Cajon Crawl has concluded… it still feels like it every now and then.
Driving through fog…
Scary when fog descends
On an early morning drive under the still visible full moon.
This is not my Cajon Pass Ring. It’s actually the I-210 freeway, if I remember correctly. I took this photo night of Feb 13, 2015 on my way home. Traffic was slow and all highways were crowded.
Highway construction progresses…
March 2015 at the I-215 and I-15 split….
New traffic configuration starting March 30th…
If you do not know where you’re going, better choose one now. Because you cannot change lanes later on as one could do so before.
Entrance to the now bypass 2-lane
Question: If these two wavy arrows mean the crossover lanes and the three straight arrows mean regular lanes, so the sign back in Fontana (see left picture) mean all four lanes are crossover lanes?
Or do they just mean they’re wavy lanes?
Or am I just getting my knickers in a twist?
I’ve taken loads of pictures of cars stuck in traffic in which I, myself, was stuck in too, so I’m not showing any of those now… I just might have a heart attack overwhelming myself with photos of my nightmare!
Instead, allow me to share with you photos I’ve taken along my commute (being on the road, inside the train, or while walking):
First of all, pictures taken while I was going to the Los Angeles Public Library:
Seems like the library had some reconditioning done.
Taken while inside the Metrolink train… with freight containers coming into view as we are pulling into Los Angeles Union Station.
Taken at Los Angeles Union Station — looking up at the Gold Line train from the Metrolink platform.
Seat handles inside the Metrolink train — bars to hang on to while inside the train — how convenient!
Speaking of convenience, if you’re running late and just got to catch the train, but haven’t fixed your hair or anything, with electrical sockets sockets provided for your convenience, grab your curling iron and do it inside the Metrolink!
This picture was taken while walking along Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles.
Ghost freight train
Once in a while, these cars say “Hi!”
One fiery night..
Must be a full moon….
Or it was just a fiery night like I said?
The long and winding road — well not really winding…
Give me some Red Bull to give me a boost to get to the end of this hallway!
Let me see if I can squeeze my way into finding me a decent seat in the train of people eating here!
Passing the historical building Mission Tower. Picture taken while inside the Metrolink train.
End of the line for me.
……If you promise not to drop this helicopter!
***I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed looking back at all the pictures I’ve taken***