I love light and color. I love perspective, and the various and infinite methods we have to frame and reach story. I love Los Angeles, and find she is a great beauty and perfect in every posture she chooses, every angle from which she's seen.
I live in downtown Los Angeles - not Beverly Hills or Studio City or Santa Monica or Echo Park; but from time to time I'll take pictures there, too. I take them with my phone, and I post some of them from time to time on instagram or on facebook. (I have a very fancy camera, too, but I don't carry it around much). I made a resolution - but after the new year because I'm a bit of a procrastinator - to take at least one photo a day this year to post on Instagram. The reasons I'm doing this are at least twofold, philosophical and practical.
- I want to celebrate and record moments, so that I know and remember that I was there. Memories are fuzzy. Each photo is less than a second, less than a moment; a remembrance of mood and moment. Time moves fast; I want to capture a tiny bit of its soul. It's a little bit as if I'm taking notes on my 2013 urban experience.
- I want to wallpaper my bathroom with an instagram-collage of the city I live in. I don't care much for the paint.
So, from time to time, I'll post a few photos here. I use no filters, and they are not retouched or photoshopped; if they are, I'll tell you what I did. I might add a story from time to time about the photo, if I feel like it.
I took this picture of the back of Disney Hall last week, as I was walking back down the hill after my yoga class, after the rains. This city - she is spectacular. I love the way pieces of Gehry reflect, float and disintegrate into the skies, like the extraordinary music that fills the building every day.