OMG, it's a blog update! The busier I get the worse I am at updating this thing. As I head out on a massive adventure I hope, nay, I PROMISE, I will do better. Here are a few images that I shot out in front of my house in Hollywood a couple of weeks back as smoke from the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita covered the neighborhood.
In just a few short days it will be my one year anniversary of living in Los Angeles. It has been a great adventure and I am way happier living in the big city than I ever would have expected. A couple of weeks ago I had a shoot scheduled and due to the nasty flu virus going around it got cancelled. I had blocked off the day to shoot and there was beautiful light happening, and since my day was freed up I decided to bop around the hills of Hollywood and make some photos of my home city. Here's a little of what I made that day.
It's a weird thing living in LA. I think of myself as a country girl, but I've found myself oddly at home here. After almost 10 months as an Angeleno I am happy to report that I am super loving living in the big city. I love my corner coffee shop, checking out various happy hours in the neighborhood, and I love that I can WALK, take Uber, and ride the subway to get around town. My tired, old car is getting a much needed rest. And it goes without saying that the tremendous amount of capital "c" Culture around is such a great perk.
One thing that has made the transition easier is that there are many old friends happen to live very close (sometimes across the street) to me. In this vast city I have discovered that there are at least 10 people whom I knew prior to moving here living within 0.3 miles from me. How cool is that?!?
One of those people is Rob Martin. I had worked with Rob when I lived on the Central Coast on two other shoots: Lake Nacimento and Avila Beach. He is a great model and has recently moved to LA to pursue modeling and acting. I was happy to shoot some headshots for him as he enters this crazy industry down here. It's great to see him grow and become such a handsome young man.
America Eats: Following Food to Find America project is off to a great start. Jim Denevan of Outstanding in the Field was generous enough to let us shoot their event at Wattles Farm in the middle of Hollywood yesterday. Katie and I met some great people and had a lot of fun seeing the 140 guests experiencing farm to table dining.
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