MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JANUARY 8–14, 2018 (RAINY DAYS, JEWELRY PHOTOGRAPHY, MOCA LOS ANGELES)
A rainy few days in Los Angeles (plus a rainbow at the end of it all!), a few too many nights alone with my puzzle (and I forgot to include a finished picture of it, rats), two freelance photography jobs to fill my long weekend, and seeing friends both who have returned from New York recently.
Monday! Uneventful at work, but it did pour rain all day and into the evening.
A perfect night to make some gyoza soup and just relax at home with my puzzle.
Using our new tea pot (thanks, Zach’s mom!) and enjoying the rainy evening at home.
Tuesday! Another rainy start to the day. I love this rain!
Had a holiday gift exchange and lunch (we were supposed to have it back in December, but the fires impacted the lunch). I got a sloth mug from my secret santa!
The rain let up and we even got a rainbow.
Ah, the Getty Center just so beautiful after the rain.
Drove past what is usually a pretty dry creek bed and it was SO full of water.
I actually drove home to pick up Zach and come back to show him because it was so impressive to see a real river.
Happy to bust out my new raincoat
Rotisserie chicken and salad for dinner plus a mountain of sauces
Wednesday night. Had a lovely cocktail by Zach the mixologist and worked on my puzzle.
Had some shin ramen at home. For some reason just feeling really run down and tired the last few days, it’s been nice to stay home and recharge alone.
Thursday, a retirement lunch for a colleague in my department. Bye Mark!
Met up with Kiki and Marie to try some Japanese-style skewers
Skewers and beer. The beer was good! Skewers were okay.
Dug out the dog’s sweaters so they could get cozy.
Google Arts & Culture app. What paintings did you match with?
I ordered a new lens for my Fujifilm X-T2 and it arrived! So excited.
Thank you, James! He ordered through my Fiverr, so I painted and printed this card for him.
On Friday, my day off work I met up with Tristan to get some lunch.
Had a really delicious mushroom pizza with the fluffiest crust I’ve ever seen.
After lunch I had to get back to work on my freelance photography job.
Playing with my new lens…ahhh!
This is great. I’m also taking photos of a family friend’s newborn this weekend, ths is going to be perfect.
Zach and Tweedy have space to the side to still see the TV.
Sufi managed to get under the chair while I was shooting.
Tweedy in his sweater, I just love it too much.
Shooting into the evening on Friday night.
Shooting for Grayson Taft, I also shot her last collection a year and a half ago.
Chipotle and a movie break. Went to see The Shape of Water. The love between them didn’t feel believable to me! I totally believed in the world, and loved the monster, but something was missing in the build up to their love that when they *really* went for it…physically…she seemed kind of creepy to me? But maybe I have a cold heart.
Saturday morning started with some file maintenance
And then I jumped back into shooting the Grayson Taft collection.
Zach made some late breakfast which I gobbled down before heading to shoot a family friend’s newborn.
He’s too cute! Only 4 weeks old.
Stopped home to say hi to my parents
My mom got me a new bamboo and potted it for me. So thankful!
Oh yeah, Peanut is here with us this weekend.
Saturday afternoon, the shooting continues!
Gabby came over to model for me. I wanted to be sure to shoot all the pieces on somebody’s neck for scale and chain length.
Tweedy surprised to be on set.
Shooting in the studio aka my living room
Andrea came over to model earrings
Finished up in time to eat some thai food delivery for dinner.
Andrea stopped by her with her dog Kevin to grab something she forgot at my place. He’s so cute.
I was making avocado toast and they were beyond thrilled to pick up any avocado droppings.
Tweedy in his hoodie. I can’t stop!
Headed downtown to Little Tokyo to meet Iris.
Got there early and picked up our tickets to see the installation at MOCA Geffen.
We went to see “The Theater of Disappearance” by Adrian Villar Rojas. Things have been rotting in cases for a few months now, we visited toward the end of the installation.
From MOCA we decided to grab some tea and walk around.
Cafe Dulce is a must.
Creepin’ around Hauser & Wirth
And finally we sit for some snacks
My favorite wasabi fries from Far Bar
Dropped Iris off at her car. It was so nice to see her, she’s back in LA after living in New York the last few years.
Got home and decided to spend the evening editing photos for my Bangkok Day 2 post which I’m so happy to say went up finally! You can read that here.
Zach getting into cocktail making. Delicious negroni.
Peeled out of bed to go catch Snake’s comedy team’s show in Hollywood
Sketch night to end the weekend.
Hope you’re all well. Much love friends.
8 replies on “MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JANUARY 8–14, 2018 (RAINY DAYS, JEWELRY PHOTOGRAPHY, MOCA LOS ANGELES)”
I really love the colors and lighting of the photos in this post 🙂
I also love rain! Brings back so many nice childhood memories and comfort/fuzzy feelings. Plus rainbows afterwards!
I love how you got so excited over the river and actually drove home and picked Zach up haha.
Love love ramen and days off to yourself.
I’m excited to see you now have a 35mm 1.4 lens!!
Love how the doggos have clothes on????
Gabby is still so pretty and still so slim!
Also lol at Tweedy being surprised hahaha
Haven’t seen Iris in a while! Nice to see her this week in your post.
Have a good weekend 🙂
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Thank you!!! You always pick up on lovely details, appreciate your comment!
Could you explain more about the “The theatre of Disapearance” art installation? I read the description page but will admit it was complicated for an uneducated art fan. It looks like a really interesting find.
I lived in LA for a bit after high school. I was homeless at the time and we lived in a car so I admit it wasn’t quite the same as your experience but I notice things and get the “feeling” that takes me back when I view some of your outdoor scenery shots. It was a lovely place to live despite the circumstances.
I’m not 100% what the artist’s intention was—but I think he was thinking a lot about decay, death, and the display of impermanent things. He was also interested in meeting with the institution in advance, to really hear about the constraints and restrictions in the galleries—and in pushing what he could and could not do in the gallery, I think he’s interested in addressing how much art and culture is shaped by “no” and by the institutions available to artists. I hope that is a better description, and again, just my interpretation!
Thank you for sharing a little piece of your story with me. ❤
That’s interesting! It’s always fun to discuss art but I’m often surprised at the dark undertones artists seem to have. I feel like a lot of them feel suppressed and use art as an outlet for those deep feelings of unrest.
Of course there is happy art too – just seems to be the minority in my experience.
I like to think that many artists create work that pushes for change in attitudes or change in the world or a change in perspective, so often that means pointing out things that can be fixed which I could totally see being perceived as negative.
Hi! Wheere is the jewelry from? thank u
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The jewelry is made by Grayson Taft: http://www.graysontaft.com/