Santa Monica or Venice? Southern Californica shore scene, above, wherever I shot it, lol—Digital manipulations of the last time I was in California, 1983. I was visiting my late best friend, Andy, in West Hollywood. We rented a Corolla and drove up to San Francisco to visit our friend, Linda. I lived in WeHo after college and it was great to go back and see that part of the country again. I ran into so many old friends, it was almost as if I never left. I don't have any notes from these photos, so they will be identified in a general way. All photos clickable to enlarge, as always.
Santa Monica—One of my favorite Ferraris of all time, the 308GT4 by Bertone. Seen alone in a photograph, the car's size isn't apparent. When viewed looking at a very small car like the VW Karmann-Ghia, above, the Ferrari's true size is obvious—it's lower and shorter than the K-G, petit really. Its angular Bertone lines are shown perfectly here. You've got to love any scene with not one, but two Karmann-Ghia convertibles and a Ferrari!
West Hollywood—"Tallahassee," named for one of the towns where my best bud Andy's college was located. His best friend was a girl named Toby. Toby and I went to Vassar together, and I drove out to LA with her after we graduated, where I became lifelong friends with her Los Angeles roommate, Andy, until the day he died. Well, still. Toby, not so much for these past thirty years.
Hollywood—Water lilies. Always photographing flowers, from the time I could hold a camera. All of these photos were originally black-and-white, and I colorized them in Photoshop CS3.
West Hollywood—Andy, John and Tony, brunch with cocktails of course.
Santa Barbera—A decorative chimney tower and flowering tree.