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New Photography Series Explores 'Concrete Porn'

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Artist Ted VanCleave took photos of concrete architecture for a new series, "Concrete Porn: Buildings & Bridges."

The textured, black and white photos offer a closer look at concrete structures.
VanCleave attributes his love of concrete to a trip to Rome, where he saw the Pantheon. In a release, VanCleave said he found himself in awe of the "beautiful, massive concrete dome." VanCleave also has love for the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, but there also photos from Los Angeles and Miami.

"People often think of concrete buildings as being dark and foreboding but that’s rarely the case outside of parking structures," he said. "In this photo series I chose to create the images in a way that draws attention to the wood grain and other textures permanently embedded in the concrete during it's construction, which I find intriguing and appealing."
VanCleave also completed a project called 'Behind the Hollywood Sign' where he photographed the iconic landmark from an angle most don't ever see.

See the full series here.