14 Dec Art Deco of South Beach

Source: About Photography - Tom Grill

Miami’s South Beach area is known for its historic display of Art Deco buildings. It is one square mile comprising over 800 significant buildings that led to the area being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Most of the buildings were build in the late 1930’s. I have always loved this area and have photographed it many times from the air in helicopters and from the ground. The images shown here were taken on a recent early morning visit to the Ocean Avenue — strong early morning light being best because it hits the buildings square on, all helped by a deep blue western sky.

This entire series was photographed with a Fuji X-H1 and 16-80mm f/4 lens, my new favorite lens to have for travel photography.

In the late 1990’s whimsical lifeguard stations were added to the Miami beaches and were a perfect complement to the colorful look of the South Beach Art Deco area. 

Parked in front of one of the South Beach hotels, this 1955 Oldsmobile  fits in with the Art Deco style of the area. 








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