This slip skirt is old, the sweater you’ve seen before and the boots have been on repeat for the last couple of weeks – the only thing new here is this stunning backdrop! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Los Angeles this is the historic Sixth St Bridge. I last shot here a few months before they tore it down (see here) to rebuild a safer, stronger structure as DTLA has become a lot more populated and popular due to its huge restaurant scene and multitude of new apartment buildings. When I first saw the artist rendering of what this new bridge would look like I was livid that it was to be a modern, angular, space age structure that did not respect the visual landscape of this area. Many years later as I saw the pieces come together of what was the actual greenlit version I was thrilled. The long curved lines and arches were a nod to the original which to me, and Im sure many others, was extremely important. In a city where historic buildings are constantly being ripped down and being replaced with tall contemporary structures that dont feel LA at all, any restoration of the golden era of this city is embraced.
For this post I wanted to keep the focus on the new bridge so I wore a very neutral outfit and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome – this was shot on the one day it didn’t rain during another winter storm and the lighting was perfection; golden yet hazy just like Los Angeles herself!
Thanks for reading xoxo ~Zia
Max Aria Photography