Starting with a Canon Rebel (that used actual film!) to the Leica D-LUX 4 that I usually wear around my neck, a camera has been a near-constant presence in my life during my ten years in LA. Over 10,000 photos, mostly shot in LA, are uploaded to my Flickr account, and those are just from the last four years. So when I started this project I immediately began thinking about which shot I’d pick as my favorite LA photo.
Of course I couldn’t decide. So here are 10 of my favorites. Many of them have been featured in my Street Walker series.
Shot from the window of my old apartment, looking out over Hollywood.
Jacaranda blossoms on the street, our purple snowfall that announces summer is on the way.
Our Thanksgiving dinner table. I’m not sure which I liked more, our Romanesco cauliflower centerpiece or the fact that we were eating turkey outside in 70 degree weather.
I’ll never get tired of the view from the top of my street after it snows in the mountains.
A typical haul from the Hollywood Farmers Market… in November. (And all brought home via bus, on my back.)
Riding through the Cornfield with Farmlab gardener Jaime Lopez Wolters with downtown in the distance. Or maybe it’s Oz.
The soft glow of my favorite work of public art, Urban Light by Chris Burden at LACMA.
Succulents in my garden, most of them snipped, plucked, and scavenged from the front yards of houses in the Hollywood Hills.
And of course, the quintessential. Shot from Griffith Observatory.
Your turn. I’d love to see your favorite photo you’ve taken of LA.
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