I view architecture in a very graphical and geometric manner, and prefer to present architectural photographs in black & white. Architecture interacts with humanity in meaningful and complex ways. Architecture is a merger of form and function, shapes and angles, contrast and contours. This image illustrates the sharp contact that occurs when two lines of a building meet. The building featured in this image, which is flipped upside-down to accentuate the contact, is the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power building, located in downtown LA. Water and power. So basic. So mundane. Architecture brings greater meaning to even the most basic elements of our world.
Ben Arnon is a New York and Los Angeles-based visual journalist who specializes in documentary, editorial, and architectural photography. He documents the unflinching honesty of people’s lives and is particularly interested in examining socio-economic, class, and racial themes amongst and within communities of people. Ben is intrigued by the unique group dynamics and social performances that take place within different sub-cultures of people. Ben writes frequently for the Huffington Post, offering social commentary on a wide array of topics including visual arts, culture, society, digital media, and politics.BACK TO PHOTO