Last Sunday I went out to shoot at Venice Beach for a photography tutorial project I’m working on (more on that to come). I coerced fellow Chicago expat friends Tamara and J.B. into helping—Tamara modeled and J.B. shot behind-the-scenes video (and thanks to Nathan for assisting). We got lucky with a particularly lovely magic hour sky.
Earlier this month I photographed Greg Rachal and his son Greg Jr. at Venice Beach. Greg is the co-president of the Black Surfers Collective, a group I’ve been shooting portraits of for the last few months (here are a couple portraits I shot for the series last June).
I have some touristy photographs from a trip I took last month to Los Angeles. For my fellow Chicagoans, enjoy the weather porn!
360 degree view of the Venice Beach boardwalk. Hey, in the light gray sweatshirt–is that Chicago-expat-current-Venice-resident Hayley Murphy? Hard to tell from this far away…
By rope, this badass drags his baby grand piano to the boardwalk every day.
I hadn’t been to the Venice Canals before; a very lovely site for a nocturnal stroll. For you “hate America first” folks, just try finding something like this in a foreign country. Why don’t you try the “Old Europe?” I didn’t think so. (Photos by Jim Newberry)