Chris Burden’s Urban Light at LACMA

If you live in Los Angeles, then surely you’ve seen the fantastic art installation that stands just outside of LACMA on Wilshire Blvd. It’s a sculpture called Urban Light that comprised of 200 vintage Southern California lampposts and it is breathtaking. Ever since the piece went up, I — as well as many others — have been in complete awe of it.

A couple of nights ago I set out late in the evening to take some photos there and I enlisted the help of my friend James, as well as my lovely husband, Chris. James was to be my model, and Chris was set to document the photo shoot with a Flip video camera. The video that follows is what Chris came up with. I think it’s pretty neat, so please check it out!

After watching the video, keep scrolling for my favorite images from the shoot.










I should probably point out that this piece is a work of art and shouldn’t be climbed on in the manner that we did. Unfortunately we weren’t thinking about that late at night (I blame a lack of sleep and just my own pure stupidity) and we got a tongue-lashing from a guard as a result. And rightly so! So, what I mean to say is, don’t do what we did. That being said, we did what we did and I didn’t want the photos to go to waste because then our wrongful act of climbing would have been for naught.

  • Kayleen T. - Awesome Heidi! I wish we had something like that in Utah! The pictures turned out so cool especially the ones running! Hey what kind of camera was that, that you used at the end?

  • Araxi - Heidi these are fantastic!!! So creative and I loved seeing you on video :)

  • jenberry - go heidi. beautiful. well thought out. and the video blogging is top notch. a team baby.

  • Kim - These are incredible, Hide!! I love the video. Tell the camera man he rocks!!

  • Megan - Heidi! I LOVE these! My fav is the one where James is running. It almost looks like he disappears behind the post. So cool!

  • Courtney - How cute is James? However you managed to capture this incredible lighting – good on you!

  • JessicaClela - I really very liked this post. Can I copy it to my blog? Thank you in advance. Sincerely

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