Overhead power lines Los Angeles

up:date June 15, 2022 by Bonn Brandt

High-voltage power lines are voltage generators. For more than a century they have spread electricity in California while remaining fashionable.

Electricity power lines in Los Angeles
Electricity power lines, Los Angeles

California’s electric infrastructure

Thousands of miles of power lines crisscross California. They often run in difficult terrain, far from parks, schools, single-family homes and sensitive biotopes. For a variety of reasons, the power lines start thousands of small fires each year.

Telegraph Road

The absence of telegraph lines in California at the time of settlement and development in the late 19th century probably explains why there are more streets, avenues, and roads named "Telegraph" in 2022 than in any other of the states.◊

Tightrope act photographing the power transmission

While photographing power lines around Los Angeles, art and fashion photographer Jans Bock-Schroeder repeatedly got into tricky situations. He had to defend himself against street dogs. The owner of a tire store had to be reassured, too, and only calmed down once he understood that this was an art photo production.



  • Limited Edition - Original
  • Jans Bock-Schroeder
  • Edition 1/3
  • Negative Date: 2009
  • Print Date: 2022
  • Size: 40 x 50 cm
  • Provenance: Bock-Schroeder Foundation
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature


  • Signed by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
  • Verso: Copyright stamp, Signature, Edition-Number 1/3
  • Printed from the original negative
  • Analog Handprint in museum quality on barytha paper
  • Price includes tax, shipping, packaging and insurance.
  • Delivery takes about 14 workdays.
  • In-Person and remote viewings by appointment.

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In photography, the term vintage print refers to a print that was made by the photographer immediately after the roll of film was developed and the negative was produced. Generally a vintage print is regarded a precious first print.

Originals, Modern Prints, are highly sought-after collectable photographic prints. They are printed in limited edition from the original negative. Every analog hand print is certified and editioned. The limited edition notice guarantees the uniqueness of each print.

  • Unique: One of a kind piece, created by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
  • Limited edition: Original works created in limited edition, supervised by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
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