Photographer: Austin Lee (MC ’24)
A short hike off the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, CA lies the Suicide Bridge (later renamed the Colorado Street Bridge) under which a crow is perched, its feet delicately balancing on a thin beam, whose sides lie tilted as to deliberately stave off birds such as this one.
The focus of this photo was based not on the crow but the bridge’s buttress. Noticing the square spacing in between the beams, I wanted to see if I could frame a scene within that space—but distorting its perspective by shifting the angle.
Ephemeral moments of acclimation in a world entirely displaced.