In February I found myself in the Beverly Hills area with a couple hours to kill. Happened to have my Leica M9. So I gave myself an assignment. I went to the local mall in Century City. At first I just walked around, taking it all in. It doesn't take long to understand you are in The Land of Beautiful People.
After a while it came to me that the assignment was people interacting with the mall. Mostly I wanted actual live people, but I decided not to limit myself to that. Street shooting is one of my passions, although I'm relatively new to it. I hope you enjoy this series.
I found this amazing looking building. While I was walking around it figuring out how I wanted to shoot it, I noticed these gulls. They seemed to be using the heat off the roof for lift. They would race along the edge, then wheel off to the side. Kind of a thrill. I thought this one was kind of different with the gull backed by the cloud.
Okay, I know this is dark. Creepy. But what can I say, I'm fascinated by decay, and even better when there is a door. I'm thinking "there just can't be anything good in there..." Kind of like "the door to hell." I love how spare and barren this scene is.
Is the Seattle area the first place where people said "If you don't like the weather, wait a little bit?" Well, it should have been. I kid you not, I drove through a snow storm outside of Tacoma! And yet a few hours later, blue sky with white puffy clouds. Loved this old building and the reflections.