Los Angeles Photographer and Filmmaker - What does it mean?
What does it mean when you are a Los Angeles photographer and filmmaker? Does it mean you were born there?
I was born in Germany and grew up in Vienna Austria. But I'm a Los Angeles photographer and filmmaker, because I have been living here for almost 20 years.
Many creatives who are now Los Angeles + title were not born here. They were not even born in this country. Los Angeles is a place that defies the cliches. Even thought the area has a high population, there is a lot of space here, open spaces, public spaces, and the inspiring landscapes of the ocean and the desert. Forest are within a rather short drive.
You can experience solitude and crowds, land bursting with green and arid desert. Los Angeles is in a transformation. Many people and businesses move here from other part of the country. I particularly noticed a large number of stressed out New Yorkers who wanted to get out of the pressure cooker.
For the girl in the picture, she may be from any place. Los Angeles is that place that erases the past and draws for the future.
But is she alive? Or is she a robot, a cyborg, a marionette... it's a secret... so secret I am not even allowed to think it out loudly...