It has been two and a half years since I embarked on this adventurous and ever-challenging project of documenting Los Angeles using the time-lapse photography technique. From scouting locations, planning, waiting for perfect weather conditions (which are rare in LA) to hiking and driving so many miles throughout the city always looking for a good photography spot, the whole experience has been just amazing.
Continuing with the series of time-lapse videos, TimeLAX02 includes photo sequences from Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley areas along with additional shots from Downtown Los Angeles and its surroundings. Hiking to Mount Lee to capture the city during the sunset behind the world famous Hollywood Sign involved taking four long walks uphill with 30lbs of camera gear, a powerful flashlight, snake-guards and a can of bear spray (to be somehow protected against wild animals) but being up there was a totally amazing experience. This iconic landmark is protected by a technological fortress, surrounded by a regular fence to stop visitors (and vandals) from trespassing and getting close to the sign, which is strictly prohibited. The sign is monitored 24/7 with infrared surveillance cameras.
TimeLAX is a time-lapse photography project that shows the Greater Los Angeles area from many angles.
The project includes different types of photography such as panoramic, architectural and artistic. We have scouted, tested and selected more than 200 locations that will be presented in a series of videos. Although we have photo sequences made from popular spots such as the 4th St overpass in Downtown, the Griffith Observatory, the Disney Concert Hall and the John Ferraro Building, we also included unique photo sequences captured from hard-to-find and hard-to-access places.