An Otherwise Very Serendipitous Time

We're going to go backwards from May 2018- January 2018, since I am terrible at updating this type of thing. But yet, here you are, viewing all of this so presently when these are all my nostalgic nothings brought on in-between lessons of hindsight. 

Did a quick lil shoot with Jessica Chastain. Or well, if you live in LA you may know her as the beautiful Bridget Peterson.

Did a quick lil shoot with Jessica Chastain. Or well, if you live in LA you may know her as the beautiful Bridget Peterson.

We shot 4 looks in 45 minutes. All to the sweet sounds of the "500 Days of Summer" Soundtrack

We shot 4 looks in 45 minutes. All to the sweet sounds of the "500 Days of Summer" Soundtrack

Truth be told, I am not a strong studio shooter. There is something very foreign to me about shooting in a studio. Such a limited environment, shooting with artificial light. None of it feels very real to me. So I simply just set this up in the corner of my studio apartment and we began to create together. Most people believe you need a ton of fancy equipment, when in all actuality; all you need is an idea.

Truth be told, I am not a strong studio shooter. There is something very foreign to me about shooting in a studio. Such a limited environment, shooting with artificial light. None of it feels very real to me. So I simply just set this up in the corner of my studio apartment and we began to create together. Most people believe you need a ton of fancy equipment, when in all actuality; all you need is an idea.

I shot this living doll on the roof of my apartment building. Typically, the roof is lined with all sorts of rubbish and evidence of the anger issues my neighbors posses.

I shot this living doll on the roof of my apartment building. Typically, the roof is lined with all sorts of rubbish and evidence of the anger issues my neighbors posses.

Ava, is 15 and has talent beyond her years. A sweetheart through and through. I shot these a week after I turned 24 and had never felt older. For there I was, speaking to my assistant about an album that came out in 2003 and Ava chirps in, "2003 is the year I was born!" And later on, after wrapping my assistant told me that she wishes that I could have seen my own face in that moment.

Ava, is 15 and has talent beyond her years. A sweetheart through and through. I shot these a week after I turned 24 and had never felt older. For there I was, speaking to my assistant about an album that came out in 2003 and Ava chirps in, "2003 is the year I was born!" And later on, after wrapping my assistant told me that she wishes that I could have seen my own face in that moment.

Ava is with Next Models LA

Ava is with Next Models LA

If you know me, then you know how much I admire the works of David Lynch. I was given this "Twin Peaks" pin while in a random store on Vermont Ave and have been attempting to figure out how to properly place it within a shoot.  Ava then looked at the pin and simply said, "Who is that?" And my heart nearly broke into a million pieces.

If you know me, then you know how much I admire the works of David Lynch. I was given this "Twin Peaks" pin while in a random store on Vermont Ave and have been attempting to figure out how to properly place it within a shoot.

Ava then looked at the pin and simply said, "Who is that?" And my heart nearly broke into a million pieces.

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These sunglasses were given to me at my birthday party a couple nights prior. For a friend of mine was walking down the street, saw them and he said, "Bren needs these!"  For some girls work when wind hits their hair. Other girls work with tiny sunglasses.

These sunglasses were given to me at my birthday party a couple nights prior. For a friend of mine was walking down the street, saw them and he said, "Bren needs these!"

For some girls work when wind hits their hair. Other girls work with tiny sunglasses.

And suddenly, I turned 24.

And suddenly, I turned 24.

I have always hated my birthday, but I wish it to be my birthday everyday simply to get free parking in Los Angeles.

I have always hated my birthday, but I wish it to be my birthday everyday simply to get free parking in Los Angeles.

My little shit came down to "surprise" me for my birthday. Fun fact: I can see my apartment building in this photo

My little shit came down to "surprise" me for my birthday. Fun fact: I can see my apartment building in this photo

I am super disappointed in the quality of this scan from Sammy's on Fairfax. But besides that... She is beautiful

I am super disappointed in the quality of this scan from Sammy's on Fairfax. But besides that... She is beautiful

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Made the venture back up to see the parental figures in Oregon. There are new additions to the Weeks-Omalley clan.

Made the venture back up to see the parental figures in Oregon. There are new additions to the Weeks-Omalley clan.

What. An. Asshole.

What. An. Asshole.

You can take the girl out of LA....

You can take the girl out of LA....

A favorite human of mine picked me up and showed me how the locals do Portland.

A favorite human of mine picked me up and showed me how the locals do Portland.

This photo was taken mere moments before I found, "The Glow Part II" by The Microhpones (Phillip Everum) where I had been searching for it for nearly two years and I barely made it into the car before I began crying tears of joy!

This photo was taken mere moments before I found, "The Glow Part II" by The Microhpones (Phillip Everum) where I had been searching for it for nearly two years and I barely made it into the car before I began crying tears of joy!

What. A. Eyesore.

What. A. Eyesore.

Come the end of April is when my national holiday comes about. National Record Store day. Happily spent in Amoeba.

Come the end of April is when my national holiday comes about. National Record Store day. Happily spent in Amoeba.

The conquests of the day.

The conquests of the day.

Mak came down to visit. And I let her play with my Fuji. She spent the day documenting me and a far more entertaining cat.

Mak came down to visit. And I let her play with my Fuji. She spent the day documenting me and a far more entertaining cat.

For some reason, cats like me. It confuses me. But yet, I am still a registered dog person.

For some reason, cats like me. It confuses me. But yet, I am still a registered dog person.

One of my favorite past times is to venture over to the true LA local hang out that is the Silverlake Resevoir. Where I like to sit opposite of the joggers and happily sip my milkshake as they run on by...

One of my favorite past times is to venture over to the true LA local hang out that is the Silverlake Resevoir. Where I like to sit opposite of the joggers and happily sip my milkshake as they run on by...

Documenting me documenting her.

Documenting me documenting her.

Getting

Getting

The

The

Shot.

Shot.

I have an endless love affair with my rooftop.

I have an endless love affair with my rooftop.

I have cute friends.

I have cute friends.

Robin Plotnik ignoring me. As per usual.

Robin Plotnik ignoring me. As per usual.

The exquisite Celeste Wilson

The exquisite Celeste Wilson

A photo of a dear friend. A photo he is unaware that I took.

A photo of a dear friend. A photo he is unaware that I took.

Met Rodney down in Chinatown.

Met Rodney down in Chinatown.

It was an otherwise very serendipitous day… All up until his car got towed.

It was an otherwise very serendipitous day… All up until his car got towed.

These photos were so graciously displayed by “Boys by Girls” Magazine. Thank you, Cecile

These photos were so graciously displayed by “Boys by Girls” Magazine. Thank you, Cecile

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Made it up to 'Frisco

Made it up to 'Frisco

I hate views. Absolutely hate them.

I hate views. Absolutely hate them.

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My entire trip, I had the song "Piazza, New York Catcher" by Belle and Sebastian stuck in my cranium. And you bet your bottom dollar I hummed it the entire duration of my trip.

My entire trip, I had the song "Piazza, New York Catcher" by Belle and Sebastian stuck in my cranium. And you bet your bottom dollar I hummed it the entire duration of my trip.

Somewhere in Dolores.

Somewhere in Dolores.

Matchy matchy.

Matchy matchy.

Met an old face from high school for coffee one morning.

Met an old face from high school for coffee one morning.

My best girl moved up to SF in January. She told me a few weeks prior after taking a swig of wine at 10 in the morning for she was scared how I was going to react.  Since she moved up, she's been trying to lure me up and in each instance I would say, "Uh, do you know how many serial killers there are up in Northern California? No thank you!" And she replied, "But there are bougie coffee shops down the street from me! You'll love it!" And so I went to 'Frisco

My best girl moved up to SF in January. She told me a few weeks prior after taking a swig of wine at 10 in the morning for she was scared how I was going to react.

Since she moved up, she's been trying to lure me up and in each instance I would say, "Uh, do you know how many serial killers there are up in Northern California? No thank you!" And she replied, "But there are bougie coffee shops down the street from me! You'll love it!" And so I went to 'Frisco

Set up a lil test with Sam. She's adorable and amazing.

Set up a lil test with Sam. She's adorable and amazing.

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Sometime in March. At Maru with my Maddie.

Sometime in March. At Maru with my Maddie.

The latest addition to my anatomy.

The latest addition to my anatomy.

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