I have to start by saying that the title of this video doesn’t mean that we covered the entire Montreal metropolitan area. We call it “Montréal Total” because this video has photo sequences of the city made during different seasons, from Winter 2012 to Fall 2017.
Los Angeles is internationally known for its traffic. There are so many cars in this city that traffic violation statistics seem a little bit crazy year after year, no matter what authorities do to enforce good behavior behind the wheel. Just to give you an idea, an article published by the L.A. Times in April of this year (latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-2016-traffic-deaths-20170403-story.html) states that the number of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers killed in L.A. traffic rose sharply in 2016.
Elysian Park is supposed to be a family-oriented space in the heart of Los Angeles. In fact, I have seen many birthday celebrations, BBQ gatherings, and even “movies at the park” events there. Unfortunately, vandals and drug addicts are frequent visitors as well. The park is always dirty. Fences are broken, trash is found everywhere. In my experience the only thing that really works at this park is the group of security guards that will kick you out after 9pm when they close, which happened to me when I was shooting the Dodger Stadium photo sequences that are part of the first video TimeLAX 01.
It’s summer 2017. I went to Redondo Beach to enjoy the day and create some time-lapse photo sequences that will be part of a video that covers the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Something similar to our “Silicon Beach” video.
I always wanted to capture these tunnels but never had the opportunity until recently. The tunnels are located near Elysian Park and are part of the 110 freeway that connects Downtown LA with Pasadena. The entire area is not considered very safe but there are many good spots to capture the traffic, therefore I took the risk three times. Twice during the day and once at night.