Pico/Robertson Beauty

From Robert Avrech:

Every once in a while I grab my camera, a Canon Rebel, and walk around our neighborhood, Pico Robertson, here in Los Angeles, snapping photos of, well, whatever.

Here are some snapshots—isolated textures and geometric details—of my local gas station.

It’s true, gas prices are painfully high; it’s true that bums—drug addicts and alcoholics—panhandle at the station; it’s true that the gasoline fumes make me ill, but there is great beauty in this space.

Hey, I’m just a romantic fool.
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The round plate, the inner triangle, and the two bolts create an organic composition.

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White on white, an elegant window that’s never open.

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Red and orange spheres, bisected by a slanting shadow.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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