Recently, I’ve been thinking about what to shoot. For me, props are difficult to come by and when you have one in your driveway, why not?! So I decided to start taking photos of my Mercedes, that’s right, use it and abuse it. What else is a Benz good for besides getting stuck in traffic on the 405? It’s actually difficult to find the right spot to shoot but luckily this rooftop is perfect. Keep a lookout for more photos to come.
For some of you, a poached egg is just a poached egg. For me, well, it has to be cooked just right. Not too soft, where you see that gross uncooked egg white that looks like snot or when it’s overcooked like a hard-boiled egg. Personally, I like the yolk to be consistent with honey, it has to slowly run out when you cut into it. I’ve been here at Zinc Cafe in downtown Los Angeles a few times, which is much better than their Corona Del Mar location. I prefer breakfast not to be greasy or too heavy and knowing that I have a long day of shooting ahead of me, I find myself ordering their poached eggs on gluten free bread. Hits the spot every time.
I’ve been here to Bear Flag in Newport Beach quite a few times and each time I order the same items. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit. It does help that these dishes are some of my favorite things to grub on. Personally, it’s a little on the wet side of oil and trust me, you’ll see a thick layer of it on the bottom of your take-out poke containers. But honestly, who cares about that shit. It’s close enough to a Hawaiian-style poke that keeps me coming back for more. And like I said, every time I come back, I order a total of 2 lbs of Salmon Poke, Ahi Tuna Poke, Seaweed Salad, and Peruvian Ceviche. And don’t forget the chips.
There’s a lot of cool architecture in downtown Los Angeles and the Frank Gehry Disney Concert Hall happens to be one of my favorites. The beautiful steel exterior constantly reflects any light source so your shots will look different depending on the time of day. I recommend going early in the morning to miss the crowds and traffic.