Saturday, September 13, 2008


Stock, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

My ongoing focus and fear.

Told Brian Yam about setting up my pro photo biz, he snorted and said "About time".

I later related this to LilBro, he snorted and said "We've been telling you the same thing for years."

As with anything, fear is driving my hesitation and procrastinating, even though LA seems conducive to find ways at making money in photography.

Reading the Summer 2008 issue of the Photographer's Forum, and in an article on master photographer Richard Ross :

Personally and professionally, Ross follows the advice he gives to his graduate students: "You should have multiple streams of interests and multiple streams of income and not be dependent on anybody."

Thats what I'd like to do.

Spread at the LA City Hall Farmer's Market

Bunker Hill, Downtown LA

Bunker Hill, Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

To get the best out of LA photographically, you have to find the right light at the right time.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On the road to Malibu

On the road to Malibu, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Pacific Coast Highway, aka The PCH in local parlance.

Rocky & Bullwinkle on the Sunset Strip

Rocky & Bullwinkle, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why I came to LA (non-sarcasm).

Apparently, I came to Los Angeles to be enlightened and to learn.

This is according to the e=mcsquared moment I had last week.

Even more amazing, I am here to learn more about being myself and to expand my potential.

Heh, but I keep getting distracted.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jaywalking ticket, Downtown LA

Jaywalking ticket, Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On the Sunset Strip

On the Sunset Strip, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Even Hollywood is hurting

Even Hollywood is hurting, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Back in the Third House

Finally got the laptop fixed. Thanks Doc.

And this time, Im making sure I have a backup.

After I fixed the laptop, I got one of my writing dreams again. :)

It was about universes colliding - and the heroes get offed in the first half hour. Hee, I may try this screenwriting thing.

Now, I am determined to write more. I am in a city that is full of talented writers, with a lot to write about.

I am sure people got tired of me whining about the laptop dying - and for that I apologise. But it wasnt a trivial thing for me. Its as if when I arrived in LA and the laptop died soon after, shackles were put around my hands and feet. It was torturous to do anything - looking for work, communicating, processing images finding information. The Gods had me on lockdown.

However, hard times builds character, and havinmg to do without has helped in innumerable ways. It firmed my commitment to my photography and writing - and for that, Im grateful.

But it is good to have a working machine again. Gottdam.

Arthur Elgort
, fashion photographer quoted in Advertising Photography

"He likes to use models who know how to dance.

'Knowing how to dance creates a certain self-awareness. A certain sense of posture, discipline, breathing. Dancers are good at repeating themselves. A model who knows ballet is lighter, is someone who thinks through what she is doing.'"

Good times were had in Los Angeles

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Along a Bridle Path

Along a Bridle Path, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Beverly Hills, along Wilshire Boulevard.

kebabs over rice

kebabs over rice, originally uploaded by Itinerant.