i love walking into someone’s house and my curiosity begins to soar.
i love walking into someone’s house when it evokes a feeling.
i left skip’s house last week and was back within 5 days, photographing his world. really, he was my inspiration for this new series. skip was kind enough to just let me go for it, while his guitar playing accompanied the photo session. sitting on skip’s porch evokes such a peaceful high, especially at sunset. one of the better spots i have been in los angeles. his studio is situated above a single family home in the hills near hermon, monterey hills, and garvanza, which are considered subdistricts of highland park. this is one of the things i love about skip… as we were driving to get some food (the oinkster and fusion burger! yum and yum! and two different days mind you), in his “skip” fashion, explains to me these historic regions. being intrigued i did some research (as i am completely fascinated by the history of LA). garvanza was named for garbanzo beans that once flourished there. it was also generally considered the birthplace of the arts and crafts movement of southern california, along with pasadena and south pasadena.
i think you can tell a lot by a person and the things in their house… what their aspirations are.their passions.the things that they are curious about. books tell a lot, art, the way things may or may not be strategically placed. i like design, i like tidy spaces, but what i like the most is when the placement of each item is art in itself, yet more than likely…unintentional. that’s what i felt photographing skip’s studio. his passions, knowledge, and creativity have always been intriguing. if you know skip, you love skip. he is truly, a one of a kind soul…
thanks a bunch skipper!! i will be taking you up on that offer to hang anytime on that porch of yours!