Above and Away in Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood sign is an iconic landmark in Los Angeles and I’ve always wanted a unique photo of it. The park around it is closed after sunset and the police are strict. I wanted to try and get the police in the shot to add an edge to the photo that I feel is representative of Los Angeles. I got lucky with the cop car moving through the frame.
Place you live: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: I sell clothing to priests.
Preoccupation: Constantly preoccupied with climbing rocks.
Tell us about Los Angeles: Los Angeles is a relatively unique place to live because of the diversity in things to do and places to see. Within an hour and a half, you can be skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, in Hollywood bars, watching any of the six professional sports teams, and a lot more. I love that there is a variety of places to photograph, from landscape, to cityscape, to the streets.
What is your perfect day in Los Angeles? A perfect day is shooting sunrise on the beach, followed by breakfast at CiCi’s Cafe. Killing the afternoon rock climbing in Malibu Creek State Park, followed by dinner and a night of live music!
What is the best thing about Los Angeles? I love that the hike to this spot gets you above and away from LA, but keeps the city in sight. It’s nice to step away from the city and get a different perspective.
What is the worst? There are incredible amounts of horse feces on this trail.
What would be surprising about Los Angeles to an outsider? I think the most surprising thing would be this trail and how close it gets you to the famous Hollywood sign. It’s pretty interesting to be able to get a few yards away from such an iconic landmark.
If Los Angeles was a person or character who would it be? I think if Los Angeles were a person or character, it would be Leonardo, a Renaissance man who excelled in numerous fields. Los Angeles offers a bit of everything.