So I went for a walk at the Whittier Narrows area and took in the view, watched the lizards freak out because I was there and planning my next session or two in the area. I'll driven by here many a time and always thought to check it out, so there I went. Man, it's co cool, serene and beautiful (in spots) sans the trash people have left there on the grounds. I barely went into one section but within in minutes you have a variety of spots to check (photograph!) out.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
So here's a few that I began with, my friend Christina was the one who thought of the theme and was my inspiration. A nod to the glory days of vintage Hollywood portraiture create/invented/perfected by the grandfather of the genre, the legendary George Hurrell. These were done at Esperanza Studios in (East) Los Angeles, California. I still shoot there from time to time and recommend it to those looking for a variety of sets and backgrounds. I think I'll be heading out there again very soon!
Over the past fourteen years, the Central Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department has been proud to organize the annual COPS for TOTS Car and Motorcycle Show. Since its inception in 1996, the proceeds from this show have benefited the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. As our show grew larger and their proceeds increased, they've expanded the number of children's charities that share in the success of our show. The COPS for TOTS Car and Motorcycle Show became a valued tradition for organizers and participants alike.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Yup, it's finally open. After years of red tape, disrepair and some neglect the historic landmark located in the City of Downey, California, has been given new life. I was fortunate enough to be there during the open week. It was a mixed crowd, hot rods, lowriders, lead sleds, classic and muscle cars were sprinkled beneath "the canopy" and around the parking lot. The Broiler buzzed with activity as patrons, old and new, got to get acquainted with the new owners, crew and fresh landscaping and paint. I overheard they're going to make Wednesday evenings their cruise night. So bust out the car, clean her up, wax her down and make sure to leave room for that double-deck burger and fries combo, oh and try the malt-shakes, very good stuff! Viva la Broiler!
Friday, October 23, 2009
The car was great and the model was greater. (Sorry Jesse) but she's a friend and I already have a cool car, haha! Have a good weekend you guys.
What do I do, what will I say? I know show some old and new work (images)....this is only a test. *beeeeeeep* The first one was shot in August for Garage Magazine in Jesse James' studio, a semi behind the scenes shot, cool car huh? It's a '55 Chevy hardtop, belongs to a buddy of Jesse's....