Books Taking Flight
A flight of fancy that feels somber; having laid my father to rest this weekend, I wanted something that could show a little of the feelings… Of course, given his thoughts on putting his pictures online, (NOT a fan), I decided not to do that now.
These books taking flight, at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, did make me think of how the memory, the story, of one’s life can take flight- I think that works for me at the moment………..
Classic Light, Modern Downtown
Close-up photograph of a hanging, classic-style incandescent bulb before the backdrop of Downtown Los Angeles.
I like the interplay of the classic light with the modern city skyline in the background…
Album Cover Bravo
Album cover shoot for up-and-coming hip-hop artist Bravo; taken in the Hollywood Hills with the Griffith Observatory & Downtown Los Angeles in the background with a fierce Bravo in the fore.
Los Angeles on Christmas Morn
Photograph of the Downtown Los Angeles Skyline- taken in the early morning shortly before Christmas dawn, (note the green and red lights on the Bank of America tower).
One thing about Los Angeles- since you can get vantage points all around the city, it is a debate as to which skyline is the “proper” or “official” skyline…
Snapshot of the model of the Space Shuttle Challenger, located in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown Los Angeles. This model is a memorial for Ellison Onizuka, who was one of the seven NASA astronauts who were assigned to Shuttle mission STS 51-L; the shuttle mission that ended in tragedy when the Challenger was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Snapshot of one of the many interesting fountains around Los Angeles.
Curving Towards the Sky
Lovely shot of the sky, naturally and as reflected on some of the skyline of Los Angeles. Taken from within the geometric architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
BTS- the photo was taken on the same day as the Party Girl’s With Me shoot.
恭禧發財! ( Chúc mừng năm mới! ) ( Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái! )
Happy New Year to everyone who celebrates the Lunar New Year!
This is a shot from last night’s festivities in Chinatown, Los Angeles- moments before the cluster of firecrackers at the end of one of the ropes of them explodes.
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái! 恭禧發財 / 恭禧发财 Chúc mừng năm mới!
Wait, its the year of Chimchar (it is the year of the Fire Monkey…)?
Towards Downtown LA with Fireworks
As mentioned a few times previously, one of the quirks of Los Angeles is that when fireworks go off around America to celebrate Independence Day (or New Year’s), since the city is so spread out, that fireworks demonstrations erupt all over the city. You can see skybursts down amongst the city skyline, as well as one much closer from a neighborhood celebration.
Orb of Orange
Against the darkening blue backdrop of Downtown Los Angeles, a seasoned streetlight brightens the way of may a traveler…