Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Los Angeles in the 1950’s …

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Here are several photos my father made out in Los Angeles back in the 1950’s … the first two are of the Hollywood Bowl.  The image above is pretty much a straight image, except with the Photoshop work to clean it up.  The one below has been run through several filters to add contrast and to give it a distressed look, along with the Photoshop work.

I personally like the second one better.  It is hard to imagine all the people that have played here from Elton John to the Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra.  I am sure that it looks a lot different today than when these were made, some fifty years ago.  The photo below is some building in LA, I am thinking maybe a hospital, since that is where my father’s sister worked as a nurse.  If you know, please share it with us …

It is pretty obvious that I did some work on this image – the brown tone, a little texture screen was added and I burned in the corners in Photoshop.  Like I said earlier, I do not know what this building is, but I think that it could be a hospital in LA, maybe Cedars of Lebanon ( not sure of the exact name, but it is something along that line ).   I am waiting for Humphrey Bogart or some other screen star to walk into the frame.  As usual, all comments are welcomed … thanks again for looking.  I am going to make a better effort to post more often, since I have so many images that I have worked up.  One more thing – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Written by Frank Hardy

January 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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