[Visible in this picture: The Kodak Theater, Hotel Roosevelt, El Capitan and the downtown LA skyline. Not pictured but part of my view: the Capital Records building and the beautiful hollywood hills. Click on the picture for a larger view.]
I know I said I was going to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then I disappeared for a few weeks, but I have a great excuse. I just moved to LA. Now that I’m a little more settled in, I’m ready to get down to business. The picture above is a composite pano of the eastern view from the private roof deck of the apartment I share with my wonderful boyfriend. We met while I was in LA for a shoot back at the end of May, did the long-distance thing for a while and now we’re shacking up in a little dream of a place near Runyon Canyon. Those Nationwide commercials are right: life comes at you fast.
While I’m not starting from scratch, I did leave an easy life with regular work in DC for an unknown future here in LA. It’s a leap of faith on every level. People have been asking me what I expect to shoot out in LA as if there was nothing going on here. LA is a deeply story-rich environment. Between the entertainment industry, protracted progressive political battles, earthquakes, fires and the proximity to Mexico and East Asia- I’m sure I’ll keep busy.
In the meantime, I wake up every morning and give thanks for the beautiful weather and a town with character to spare.