Aerial Photographs Capture a View from Above the L.A. River


June 22, 2014 – Meandering across 51-miles of Los Angeles County and beyond, the Los Angeles River can be a difficult thing to grasp. It ducks underneath bridges, swerves alongside freeways and hides behind industrial facilities. In a new exhibition opened last week at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery in Hollywood, architectural photographer Lane Barden unveils a Los Angeles River many Angelenos have yet to see -- a river seen from above. "I was teaching a studio class at SCI-Arc about the Los Angeles River and we were having such a difficult time visualizing it," says Barden. "You couldn't really see it in the landscape. You had to be on top to really appreciate it."