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I had the privilege of flying yesterday morning over the city I currently live in, Santa Barbara. And this has been possible thanks to my good friend Julien Lecomte, who just had his license.
After a night of bad sleep, I got up at 6 AM, packed my photo gear and drove to the Santa Barbara airport, where he was waiting for me. After sneaking in the airport (you just open a small door with a card and you are in. I wish you could do that at LAX too!), we prepared the airplane (especially me), filled it with fuel and took off. By the way, don’t go to refill you car at the airport, it’s more expensive…
It was an amazing experience that everybody should try at least once in their life. Plus, I always wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid, and even if I wasn’t driving it was amazing just to be there. I was more worried the night before, but I guess it was only excitement. On the plane I felt like it was natural to be there. I’m thinking to get my own license right now…
Anyway! Too many words… This is the story in pictures. Better than words… But not even close to what is “flying”.
yes, gopro. Julien probably had crazy tricks and turns in mind. I’m glad that he didn’t do any!Ciao mamma shotI like photograph where there’s a big sense of composition, order, geometry. I like it when it is very graphic and ordered. This is why I’ve always wanted to shoot houses from above. We all think that our house is special. It’s big, small, it’s “bigger than”, it’s “nicer”. It’s ours… From above they are just boxes. Big, small, red green or blue. They are just the same.
I’ve been in L.A. yesterday to the amazing Getty Museum where I had a great time with my friend Ben and his two brothers. The museum is on the top of a hill from where you have a unique view of Los Angeles: to get to it, you cruise on a James Bond movie style train that takes you from the underground parking lot to the entrance. On the way, you immediately have the feeling of being in a special place, like no other. The whole place really has a classy mood, I can imagine myself drinking martini wearing a stylish turtle neck, while talking with Andy Wharol about his weird haircut… Anyway. I took millions of pictures and I could have been taking more and more because the place is simply incredible. Go take a look if you can!
P.s. I didn’t have any money from the Getty org. for this sponsorization of the museum!