I love taking out the Benz for a photo shoot. You can place this car anywhere and end up with amazing shots. I’m literally driving to one of my fav coffee shops located in The Lab, Cafecito Organico, when I see this colorful wall. I’m definitely going to give it a shot after I get some coffee.
Ideas started popping in my head the day I decided to use my Carlsson Mercedes as a prop. It’s a pretty cool prop to have and definitely brings a certain element to each photo shoot. There’s something about seeing a beautiful car next to some amazing architecture. And I didn’t have to drive far to find 611 Anton, it’s right next to South Coast Plaza, also known as the other Rodeo Drive. I honestly didn’t realize how many awesome buildings are here until I started looking for places to have a photo shoot. I’m happy that security didn’t rush out and kick me off the property, they tend to do that. It’s a good day.
Did you know there is a hidden network, crafted by weird little white-bluish men and women, trying to keep you from taking photos of their beautiful architecture? Seriously. No joke. They disguise themselves as security-renta-cops and when they spot you, they’ll ask you to leave and if you don’t, they’ll threaten your creative space by calling the real cops. But here’s the strange part. Basically, you can’t take a photo while physically being on their property but you can take a photo of their building if you’re off the property. Does that make any sense?
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, why not? 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 parking structure does the job.