Griffith Park Los Angeles Photos - A Weekday Adventure
Several weeks ago we were in Los Angeles for the second round of Stephen's tattoo project. This will be one of the first of many trips throughout the next few years that we'll be making together to complete this piece. Stephen has been on a world-class tattoo artist's waitlist since 2013 and this year it was finally his time to start this exciting project.
I decided to join Stephen on this adventure as a good excuse to get out of the office and to have a creatively refreshing change from the daily routine. I had purposely planned on bringing my film camera for several reasons. One, to document the tattoo process for Stephen. Second, I was intentional about going on a little photo adventure by myself. I truly believe as artists, we need to have creative outlets. Ways we can continually push ourselves creatively. It was fun to talk with Jun, the tattoo artist Stephen is working with for his sleeve, who does this as well. To take a break from his tattoo art and stay inspired, he travels to Italy and has been learning the craft of sculpting marble. By changing up our creative routine, and continuing to challenge ourselves in new arenas, it can help you stay focused and better your overall craft.
For whatever reason, I have always been drawn to the Griffith Park Observatory. I've been there two other times. Once with Stephen and the other time on another solo trip. After walking around parts of the Art District, I headed toward the Griffith Park in the hills of Los Angeles. The views were breathtaking and totally worth going up.
I definitely got a few weird looks from strangers as they heard the unusual shutter sound of my old film camera. Regardless, I'm so thankful for this short trip we had together. We'll be going back in a few weeks and I know I'll go on another adventure then.
The second to last photo our friends Jeff and Rachel took of us after we met with them for breakfast in downtown LA. We're so thankful for those two and the encouragement they've been to us throughout so many years!
The last photo is our first attempt at a double exposure with the film camera. It didn't turn out perfectly but it will be a reminder of our progress in our film photography journey when we look back on this a year from now. Slow growth is so good and I'm choosing to celebrate each small attempt as we do more lifestyle film sessions!
Enjoy my little photo adventure!