Happy Thanksgiving! Ok so I'm a few days late but it's still Thanksgiving weekend and while America celebrates its rich history with our indigenous people by recreating past atrocities I decided to chill by myself this year and reflect on the people I'm people thankful for. One of those people just happens to be the subject of today's post: Little Annie Motel. I'm thankful for everyone that has given me the opportunity to photograph them but Annie has not only been the backbone of this site but also one of my closest friends. When you live in LA it's only natural that your friends and collaborators can tend to live a little far apart from you. Angelina lives about 40 minutes away from me (with no traffic) clear on the other side of town. My buddy Nick only lives about 20 minutes away but with traffic it can be a bit more. Annie on the other hand only lives 10 minutes away and it's all surface roads so we tend to hang a bunch.
A few months back Annie invited me over and told me to bring my camera. When I did she was dressed all fancy so we shot a mini set together and went all old school black & white with it. We didn't shoot for too long but the photos we got were rad. A few days later we hung out again (bonus!) when she invited me to come with her down to San Pedro to get some car parts. Annie happens to have an old school Cadillac that she loves very much but needed a few things so we headed down to a scrap yard. Though we were there for car-related reasons we decided to do another mini-shoot in this bizarre place. We had a bizzaro time as usual. Once I edited the photos I realized that neither was really enough for a set. Because of the close proximity in time I tried jamming together and it just kind of worked.
Click the photo below and be thankful for the one and only Annie Motel in "A Tale of Two Sets"