I love L.A. at night. There’s such a gritty, vibey and energetic feel that it’s truly inspiring to me as a photographer. With all that being said, there’s also a serenity in the constant hum of motion. Shooting in L.A. at night is much different than shooting in a field at midday… there are elements completely out of one’s control, and THAT’s the exciting part. You never know what you’re going to get!
A couple months ago I invited good friends Neil and Lynn Johnson along for a fun evening. Neil and Lynn are truly an encouragement to me in many ways. They model a marriage that’s constantly infused with a Godliness that’s truly inspring. Their lives are a based around serving others, so for me to serve them and capture a few memorable moments was the least I could do.
The other purpose of this session was to scout new places and try different techniques as often I do before incorporating them into my normal workflow and process. We started our journey at the DWP building, then to the 2nd Street tunnel and capped it off at LACMA while still having the time for some Chipotle… definitely a fun night.
Capturing the very first image below was pure fun, with the element of danger mixed in for spice. It was pretty comical because my good friend, Matt Groves, was my lighting assistant for the night and he was SO worried that he was going to blind drivers in the tunnel. So I’d get the light set, compose my shot and then notice the light drifting away… EVERY TIME! Obviously, a few still turned out 🙂
I hope you enjoy these…