Los Angeles Zoo Project

September 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

An unexpected phone call from California led to me photographing the Amazonica Water Lily for a new exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo.  The lily pad is native to South America and some Florida botanical gardens have grown them to unusally large sizes for our temperature.  They needed me to take photographs of a 3 foot and a 6 foot pad from above and the side walls of the plant.  The Zoo is building a Lily Pad bridge in it's new exhibit, Rainforests of the Americas.  Due to cost restraints they were not able to use my photos to create a mold, but will be using them for references.  The designer came to Florida and made molds of the actual lily pads to be sent back to California.  I was the liason between the designer and the Garden and helped with the mold process.  It was definately a unique experience and one I won't soon forget!


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