Brutalist Architecture at the Geisel Library in San Diego | Photography Unfolded

Brutalist Architecture at the Geisel Library in San Diego

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California has a lot of great architecture, and today we wanted to share a great location near San Diego: the Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego. The Geisel Library is a stunning brutalist building by William L. Pereira. Its cantilevered structure is very unique. Here’s a wide shot that will give you a good idea of the overall design:

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

 

This structure has a lot of patterns, so using a telephoto lens is a good way to isolate them and create abstract images. The sharp edges are definitely an interesting feature.

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

Sharp Teeth #1

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

Sharp Teeth #2

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

Sharp Teeth #3

Filling the frame also works here, playing with the reflections.

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

The Great Deception

The building’s symmetry was pretty irresistible, so take advantage of it. It works better in mid-range images.

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

Glass Palace

Geisel Library - San Diego, CA

Concrete Treehouse

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