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.
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.
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.
South Gate is a suburb located 7 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. I had planned going there to shoot the symbolic bridge for at least two years, always waiting for the perfect waiting conditions that included fast-moving clouds. This bridge serves as a meeting spot for teenagers living in the area and also as a backdrop for photographers like most bridges in LA.
The Baldwin Hills scenic overlook is a cool place for both exercising and taking panoramic photos of LA. The main hiking trail is very steep, a mile long from the park entrance located on Jefferson Blvd. Some people don’t consider this a hiking trail but the way the concrete steps are set up will make your legs feel like they are on fire, therefore you are going to have a nice workout anyways.
After spending a lot of time in Montréal and Las Vegas for the Quebec Deluxe and Lapse Vegasphotography projects, we are back in Los Angeles to continue with our most ambitious adventure, which is building the largest LA timelapse photography archive ever created.
This iconic bridge built in 1932 and considered a monument in Los Angeles is no longer part of the LA landscape. The steel arches and concrete have been suffering “the test of time” and therefore the viaduct has been demolished.