When Tim Bradley moved to California from the midwest in the 70s, he found the state amusing. One aspect he found comical was the architecture of living spaces in Southern California. In the most populated region of the United States, the Los Angeles area has many unique buildings spread across its natural desert landscape. Bradley picked up his camera and went to work.[see_also]
Bradley enjoyed taking photos of buildings that had “theatrical lighting” and funky designs. It was back in the years of 1979-1981 that he went around capturing the area, but some 30 years later, he exhibited his work at an exhibition called California Dwelling. Here he describes the experience of revisiting some of those locations:
“There’s just this swoony collapse of time, it’s very interesting to have the opportunity to stand in the same place and look at that place and see that either it’s the same or altered or completely changed. It’s one of the great things about photography. We get a permanent record of things that are ephemeral.”
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