Monday, June 22, 2009

Back to Reality, Back To Life

Now that my "staycation" is over, it's time to get to back to reality, which means work, work, and more work, (someones got to pay for those lattes I drink and those kimono's I wear!) I'm shooting a story for this cool pair of stylists who started their own online retail store. I scouted the location on Friday, and we are having a fitting today at 2pm, (that is of course if I'm still awake, see I've been up since 2am, not a great way to start out the week). I wish I could say I'm still jet-lagged from LA, but if you think about it, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, so I won't even mention it. The location for our shoot is great! This great lily pond up on the northside, above you will find some snapshots. . . . . . . . I never thought that all those hours wandering the streets of Chicago by myself as a child would one day pay off! Unfortunately, many of the coolest spots I know to shoot at in various cities would probably require police protection. Like I told a girl the other day, "Wanna find the seediest parts of any city? Find the nearest photographer and just ask them where the best places are to shoot. You'll get your answer."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Adios Amigos

Today is the day I say goodbye to LA. I've spent a good deal of time at the beach, drinking coffee, and seeing old friends. . . . . . . . oh yeah, and working a bit too. Now it's off to sweet home Chicago, for some family time, a few neighborhood festivals. . . . . . oh yeah, and more work. A huge thank you to my friend Courtney for letting me stay at her apt in Santa Monica!!! What a sweetheart. Here are a few random pictures from my trip. A few notes, the palm tree one is the park I walked thru everyday to get my morning cup of coffee. The rose bush one was just a shot to show how weeds grow out here. The coffee pic is my morning cup from Urth Cafe. The last one is from poolside at The Roosevelt Hotel.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sooooooo LA

Last week was filled with things that were very "LA". Like having breakfast with Rosario Dawson? (OK, we didn't technically have breakfast together, but we were in the same room and I was having breakfast). And drinks with that guy from Entourage? (OK again, I was drinking he was standing outside, but we're splitting hairs now). I did however go out to Balboa Island where Arrested Development was supposed to take place! (Although they technically filmed it in Marina Del Ray). OK fine. My week had absolutely nothing to do with everything LA, especially my shoot with Hannah. She couldn't BE more New York, and I expect to see her land there this summer.