A post from LA with some photos
My ability to keep a consistent blog going is probably by far the worst anyone has ever seen. But I do have a valid excuse that I can use for now. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in LA just absorbing in the extra hot heat. By extra hot, I’m talking massive heatwave material. The stuff that takes a few years off your life just by stepping out into the dry sun for 5 minutes. So for today, it will just be a quick post and I’ll share some of my photos from my trip so far.
But it’s been a good interim break. This past 8 months of this year has been a whirlwind of changes that I’m only starting to really take in. From going on a career break with no money, to starting up a anime blog to working freelance for some great companies, to moving to Canada by myself for a short stint and then coming back to work freelance again, I’ve really felt like this year has been a rollercoaster of small changes that has shaped me as a better version of my previous self.
So with a new job on the horizon and with my career break still in effect, I decided to make my way over to America, to pay a visit to some friends and try live like a local for a bit. It’s been a very eye opening experience coming back this time around.
I haven’t done Disneyland or Universal which are mere facades of what Hollywood wants you to believe it is like. To all the people of Los Angeles, I tip my hat to you all and you have my utmost respect. Because for every movie-star, grammy award winning musician and artist out there, there’s plenty more of the everyday man/woman working the 9-5, making this city’s heart beat every day. Under all the facade of the ‘glitz and glamour’ of Hollywood, there’s a country with the lack of health care for the everyday individual, the minimum wages and the extreme poverty and homelessness that can’t be avoided. But with all this on the table, along with the political issues that have plagued this place more recently, for the most part, all I see is happiness and people making the most of their situations by putting their best foot forward. They hustle and they hustle hard. The creativity in how they work, and how they create opportunities for themselves is amazing. Something that’s inspired me and something I will take back with me to Melbourne.
I have only a few days left here and initially I thought this would be one of my last times I would come here but I think after meeting some of the locals through friends and through my everyday uber driver, I believe I will come back here once again. But hopefully by then I’ll be a more experienced photographer and will be able to capture a more honest representation of LA. But for now, here are a few of my shots from my touristy visit to LACMA here in LA.