08/21/2009:

August in LA

August in LA

August in LA

August in LA

August in LA

August in LA

August in LA

On account of being pregnant, Karen is only allowed to fly through the end of this month-- so we decided to spend ten days out in Los Angeles. She was pretty busy with family stuff, so I had a lot of time to do my thing: hit the museums, look for streetart, go on a ton of hikes, and drive around aimlessly for hours. I read somewhere that when Garry Winograd moved to LA from NYC at the end of his life, he basically lost it, and ended up taking thousands of rolls of film that he never developed. Something about the sun and the endless streets stretching to nowhere deranged him. I'm not saying I know exactly how he felt-- but if your whole visual system grows up in one place, it's not so easy to take pictures when you're someplace new.

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i don't enjoy shooting in LA either. photos, i mean. but you totally got LA's personality here.

wow. that fourth one.

To be honest, I've never understood the big attraction of L. A.

If I had to live there to be in the movies, maybe I could deal with it. Otherwise there are hundreds of better places to live.

Your photo remind me of why I don't like L.A. but they are nice shots.

A stunning set of photographs! I love the larger than life colours of the first in the series!

Great set. I went to LA long before I got into photography. A real shame, as I'd have had a ball. Still, it's a trip for the future...

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