Rubble Bubble in San Pedro

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San Pedro is one of the rare peninsulas where one gets to see both sunrise and sunset over the horizon on the same day without traveling. I saw neither of these things because on the gloomy afternoon I ventured out there with my friend Derek, we were only there to climb around the crumbly area called Sunken City. 

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Sunken City got its name after a 1929 landslide caused a community of houses to slide into the ocean. Dereks been going there for long enough that he's able to point out that the concrete and rocks are still sliding ever so slightly throughout the years. However, when we were there it proved that it was still stable enough for people to go down there for some underage drinking and graffiti practice!

It's closed off to the public but..like..sorta. There IS a fence around the parameter of the area, but between pried bars and large gaps between the fence and floors, its pretty much the city of San Pedro saying "I mean, you probably shouldn't go there, but we get the appeal so hey..."

We had a lot of fun climbing rocks and dodging mud puddles from the active rain. We had less fun realizing that we may be getting too old to jump for photos with the gusto we used to. That being said, I hope you enjoy these solidly grounded photos of our trip. 

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The last tree lighting of the season

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It's taken me forever to take down my Christmas tree and now that its gone, I kind of miss it. I've been reminiscing by going back though tree photos from last month. Although I didn't take many photos of my own tree, I did take the opportunity to drive around neighborhoods in the Bay Area looking for the perfect outdoor tree to take photos of. 

Alex and I found this one somewhere outside of Walnut Creek, CA. We parked the car, I set my camera up on the hood of the car, and we ran over to the tree to paint with light from our cell phones while the camera took 30 second exposures. 

It may look like I'm calling this tree crappy, because of the letters surrounding it, but we actually loved this little tree so much that we light'ly carved our initials into it! (C.R. & A.P.)

 

 

Remembering my favorite star dust

When I found out about David Bowie as a kid, he was the first person to show me that you didn't have to act, dress, or create things to be easily digested by other people. He was just who he was and created what seemed right for him and I've never stopped being inspired by his life. I was in love with his brain. I was SO in love that I had dreams of marring him and having the silliest wife name in all the land of matrimony! I would be Mrs. Chloe Bowie. ( I just sighed as I typed it)

It's been a year since David Bowie died and seeing the creative ways that people shared their sadness over it, was just as inspiring to me. I had about an hour to spare and wanted to post something from my brain that he helped mold. The animation I came up with is quick and shoddy but it was so satisfying to get it out.

 

Seven Portraits

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

My grandma and her sister at midnight 2017

I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by some really incredible people in my life. This year, I'm determined to capture the and fit them in my pocket forever! (or at least until my phone photo memory fills up) I've started taking portraits of people I get to hang out with from day to day. 

Heres some of my favorite portraits from my recent trip to New York.

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

Lili Hayes waiting for a ride to the airport ;  Val & Liz in accidental prom mode

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

AJ the unsuccessful lion tamer

From where my grandma rests

From where my grandma rests

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary

Smo at the newest subway station; Alex and Harvey picking me up from my trip on our anniversary