Friday, July 29, 2016

Puya Bee Delight

When I first spotted these stunning succulent type plants with stems filled with groups of teal flowers this past April at Huntington Gardens, I just stopped mid stride & gasped.

I had completely forgotten about these unique flowers until that moment, but at that same moment I suddenly remembered I had seen them before the very first time I visited the gardens 8 years earlier & been immediately amazed by them as well. The brilliant teal color of these Puya flowers is just so UNIQUE in nature (they are native to Chile). I wandered around the giant group of them, looking for the the best way to photograph the flowers, noticing how much the bees loved them in this otherwise very large and plant stuffed garden. Some bees were so eager to get to the pollen that I watched them squeeze into flowers that were just BARELY open to get a bit of that precious food.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Downtown LA, Holga, July 2016

Earlier this month I took trip to downtown LA with my Holga to visit the fashion district.... This set focuses on some of the buildings and streets and people of downtown LA. I love going down to this area... it's always so inspiring for so many reasons with the old buildings, the feeling of actually being in a downtown city, the massive amounts of creative tools at your disposal, the random art bits all over the place. Yes please!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Concentric worlds

An extension of my trip to Huntington this past April, but this time viewed through my Holga with the occasional help of the macro filters.

I love how other worldly these turned out - between the surreal subject matter, the touch of the Holga and the colors of this Agfa film, these turned out well. Leave this world with me....

Wednesday, July 6, 2016