Architecture Surrounded by Artwork

Lately, Ive been photographing a lot of art in architecture. Many of the teams I work with have seen the benefits of incorporating art in their designs.

Being able to collaborate the capturing of art and architecture is a skill that I have honed and enjoy pursuing.  It requires knowing the needs of both the artist and the architect, as well as the requirements of the firm and builder — a great deal of teamwork understanding.

Today I’ll be introducing you to the large, bold red ribbons surrounding the LinkedIn offices in Sunnyvale, California. These sculptures the work of Los Angeles based artist, Jon Krawczyk.

I’ve known Jon for years, have photographed many of this sculptures and had the pleasure of visiting his Malibu studio. Since we began work on this project, the unfortunate circumstances of the Woolsey Fire have taken Jon’s home and studio. Bu this is not where Jon’s story ends!

Be sure to visit his website or follow him on Instagram as we support and encourage one another through the realities of living and working in Southern California.

Inspiring You At Work

Kilroy Realty commissioned Krawczyk to bring their property to life.  He used these metal ribbons to enhance LinkedIn’s exterior, draw your attention, but not take away form the architecture of the building.

What I loved most about photographing these sculptures it that every time I looked at them I discovered something new! That’s what I consider to be great art!

Kilroy Realty is committed to inspiring you every day you come to work and they regularly commission artist to uphold this commitment throughout their properties.

Check out the Full Gallery of images!

The Power of the Arts

Artwork has the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and initiate change. Many companies today have discovered that the arts have a way of influencing the productivity, creativity and overall well being of these who work for them.

Forbes Magazine points out that displaying art in the workplace not only makes an office more aesthetically pleasing, but can also help connect with clients and unlock creative potential in employees

World Economic Forum weighs in on Why Art has the Power to Change the World and introduces us to Progressive Insurance as an example of ways to inspire creativity in employees. Art has power and those who use it within their companies have seen the benefits.

Next time you head to work or visit an office building, take a minute and look around. You never know where you might find a work of art that inspired you!

Wrap it with Ribbons

Together with these red ribbons let’s wrap up 2018 and welcome 2019!

With excitement and hope of a new year, the team at Lawrence Anderson Photography wishes you and your family Happy Holidays. We’re looking forward to working together to capture all the art and architecture in 2019!

Searching Out Great Eats

Discovering the best places to eat while I’m on location

Amami Bistro, the best sushi restaurant on the PLANET!

The head chef, Chef Alan, is amazing. He orchestrates a modern sushi fusion by pairing fish uniquely with exciting elements that aren’t otherwise explored at other places.

I recommend the 10 piece Omakaze plate! It’s outstanding, with double-sized pieces and remarkable distinct flavors.

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