Los Angeles Iconography

Walking around the most different land/urban-{scapes} of Los Angeles everything becomes apparent. In the end what is the difference between a freeway and a beach? Fluidity is their common denominator.
Yet this is just a poetic statement! The first image was taken with my IPhone while me and my friend Efrem were walking around Downtown LA searching for the perfect spot to shoot some color photos. Chinatown was the first thought. We walked all day. But Chinatown wasn't really colorful. Beside some strange characters we met on our wandering reality was mostly black and white...like me and my friend!!!!!
We found many interesting spots while going back to our car. Same spots as last year...yep...we weren't really creative in the search of something totally new this year, but, obviously something was different. Eventhough we shot many images in the same exact locations as last year the results were brilliantly different. Yes, our point of view, our interpretation, our reading of Downtown (such a fascinating place) was new.
I will post the photographs (those taken with a camera not with a phone!) soon.
But these...these really show two essential details of this city.
Fluidity, movement, horizon-{tality} and yes: colors....!

It's All About Reading and Interpretation!

The city is like a book! It's all about cover/facade. About content. About structure. About stories. About people. About interpretation.
No matter where you are you can read everything that surrounds you the way you want. The way you feel. Walking around the streets/alleys/avenues/boulevards of Los Angeles all of a sudden is like walking in a novel. A continuously changing plot. New characters. Different murderers. Different places. And most of all different interpretations and therefore understandings. Good writers can depitct the city with passion, with carefully structured details. The beauty of a good book is when your imagination and the author's explanation walk hand in hand. You read and yet you dream, adding imaginary pieces to the imaginative process. That's what I call a good book.
And that's what I call a good city: a city where the depicted world, the images that surrounds you, even if clearly presented to you, leave some space for imagination. Your everyday urban novel. A city where walls talk to you. They let you know they are there. A sign telling you "I AM". And you start thinking "Who are you? Who were you? What is your history? What characters gave birth to your story? My story!" But then, after this surreal chat with a sign on the wall you realized that maybe the sign was attempting to tell you something else. You go a little further and then you see something else: it was not I AM but 1 AM.... Now you start it all again. ..."Who are you? What's your story?...."
That's Los Angeles! A city where the images that surrounds you, even if clearly presented to you, leave space to imagination. It's all about reading and interpretation!!

Kind Of Lazy!

I have been kind of lazy lately! At least with FreeForm! I've been back from my fantastic LA vacation and I have to tell you all about it! I've been working like a maniac on a architecture competition that I just sent couple of minutes ago! Now I can relax a little bit! And I can start sharing photos, anecdotes, about friends and new friends, about food, about movies about crazy stuff!
Ciao for now!