Close to Home

Early 2020. Coronavirus lockdown demands that people stay at home. I am working from my tiny apartment but take daily walks for exercise and to keep my sanity. I decided to make a photo series during my outings. I self-imposed a few rules: only subjects that are within a mile of my house and I can only photograph a subject if I have walked there.

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard…

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz

Luckily for me, that one mile radius includes Bette Davis Park, The LA Equestrian Center and parts of the LA River, Griffith Park and Forest Lawn Cemetary. I tried to capture the places I see everyday in a fresh way or at least capture them in the best possible conditions.

All of these images were shot on Kodak ColorPlus 200 35mm film (because I had it) with my Blackbird, Fly camera.

If you click on an image you may see a larger version.

Close to Home No. 6a

Suspiciously large drainage tunnels. Double exposure.

Close to Home No. 8b

A classic Ford Falcon

Close to Home No. 10a

Sunset light on a gap in the fence in Bette Davis Park.

Close to Home No. 13a

Riverside Dr. crosses the LA River into Griffith Park

Close to Home No. 14b

A classic California apartment

Close to Home No. 20b

Hay for my horsey neighbors.

Close to Home No. 21a

The LA River

Close to Home No. 26a

Bougainvillea in late afternoon light.

Close to Home No. 35a

A walking path along a tree lined berm.