some urban settings force me look at topographics, versus the usual way of looking which is entirely in the opposite: more at finding wabi-sabi. many parts of Los Angeles demand such a topgraphic sensitivity. part is the lack of interesting aesthetics (e.g., cookie-cutter architecture, or ready-made "modern" fakery, or superficially loud), and another much more intriguing is the mash of old and new — this latter one works in both as New Topographics and with wabi-sabi sensibilities. (seriously, kitsch is not a monopoly of Las Vegas.) a friend mention Mondrian in regards to this photo. yes. yet, as usual with topogrpahics, I think of some photos from Lewis Baltz prior to composition and decisions, who coincidentally passed away the day after this photo was taken.