Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

April 29, 2012 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

I remember clearly where I was when the riots first began.  I was working in a high-rise in West Hollywood and someone who was listening to the radio mentioned that some fires were burning in South Central LA.  I went over to the window, looked south and saw several columns of black smoke dotting the…

June 3, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration, Street Art

I know I’ve written before how I find it difficult to find creative inspiration for my photography here in LA. I think it’s because there isn’t that sense of history I love and adore – everything (and everybody) is constantly in a state of reinvention. (And I can say this as a native who has…

May 30, 2011 · by Shannon · Inspiration

This blog has been quiet for awhile…and for good reason.  I’ve recently made a huge life change by moving from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) for a new job.   For the past 6 weeks or so instead of thinking about photography and the creative process I have been…

March 6, 2011 · by Shannon · Film Photography

I know I’ve written before how I find it difficult to find creative inspiration for my photography here in LA.  I think it’s because there isn’t that sense of history I love and adore – everything (and everybody) is constantly in a state of reinvention.  (And I can say this as a native who has…

November 15, 2010 · by Shannon · Uncategorized

Yesterday I decided to take a walk down memory lane and headed over to one of my favorite bookstores in Los Angeles, Skylight Books.  I went because photographer Ann Summa has a new book out, The Beautiful and the Damned, of photographs of the LA punk scene (1978-1984). It was edited – and includes an…

June 11, 2010 · by Shannon · Inspiration

‘I see a picture and I make it.  If I had a chance, I’d be out shooting all the time.  You don’t have to go looking for pictures. The material is generous.  You go out and the pictures are staring at you.’ – Lee Friedlander Oh Lee, I wish it were so easy sometimes. I’m…