During this time of self isolation, social distancing, quarantine etc it’s given me time to think about all the things I love about the City of Angels, the city I live in (lyrics borrowed from RHCP). I love the wide open spaces, I love the weather (obviously), I love being able to go hiking every day and most of all I love the cinematic history. When I was a kid I was obsessed with old screen stars like Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and of course James Dean. My bedroom walls were covered in posters of my faves and I read every book I could about them and watched every movie. When I moved to LA I had to go visit all the sites that related to my idols so I went to Marilyn’s house in Brentwood and stood on the hood of my car so I could get a peek of where she lived and died. I have probably seen the movie Rebel Without A Cause a hundred times so a trip to the spot where the famous knife fight was shot was definitely on the list. Shortly before the lock down my photographer and I got up very early (early for me at least) and headed up to Griffith Park Observatory which is about a 15 minute drive from my house to shoot this homage to old Hollywood. This very historic location gets mobbed by tourists by 9:00 and parking gets difficult so if you don’t like walking up hills, especially in heels, make sure to get there early. The views of Los Angeles and all her angels are incredible from up there, you can see (on a clear aka not smoggy day) all the way from the mountains to the ocean and everything in between. If you have never been to LA I highly recommend making the Observatory one of your first stops yes for the views and the history but also so get a grasp of just how breathtaking this city that I call home is!
Silas Eyeso Photography