Day 131 – Venice High

Venice High is home to several movies and TV shows; most notably Rydell High from Grease.  American History X, Matchstick Men, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Heathers were shot here.  Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” was filmed here as was Glee and many other TV shows, videos, etc. Speaking of Grease, the opening… Read More

Day 113 – Sand Dune

Tonight while looking for opportunities to shoot, I was taken with the wind, the full moon, the hazy sky, and the general feel of the night.  Therefore, I ended up in Venice Beach and like how my headlights were creating shadows and textures in the sand.  So tonight’s image is a very simple, stripped down… Read More

Day 83 – Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one interesting place, especially at night.  The “nomads, hobos, vagabonds, urban campers, bohemians, hippies, housefree, houseless, van dwellers, travelers, etc.,” as expressed by @StandAloneHobo, the tourists, the teenage runaways, the locals, and the yuppies hitting the local restaurants.  I love the artwork/graffiti throughout the city.  The “Venice” sign illuminates the little main… Read More

Day 80 – Urban Camping?

Living in Southern California where the weather is pretty nice nearly all year long, we have our issues with “homeless”.  It’s an interesting dilemma as I think the homeless can be broken out into three major buckets: A) Mentally ill, B) Addicts/Alcoholics (probably a sub classification of “A”), and C) those that are down due… Read More