Sometimes it just seem the days fly by. It was only about a week and a half ago that I was standing outside in the middle of the night feeling the cold South Central air against my face and today summer already feels on the horizon. That's sort of just the nature of living in Los Angeles though. Things change so quickly that one path seems like it was just here and then the direction changes, though always on the same trajectory if you want it to, which we rarely do. Over the weekend I caught up with my friends Mike and Jeff and saw the new Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! I thought the film was quite interesting and probably requires another viewing but what stuck with me after this visit was the different chapters we each experience and the course they run. If I thought about that feeling of still being Art Center with those guys then I could still feel it as if I still go there. In fact, I was there very briefly just the day before for an impromptu stop during a photo shoot. I stopped to think about it and I parted way with Art Center in the summer of 2013. A span of time that can feel both as if just yesterday and an entire lifetime ago.
During my time at Art Center I met a painter named Cindy Parra. I didn't know Cindy very well but our interactions were always pleasant. At the time I had finished Grad School there and was working in the Film/Photo Equipment Room while Cindy was a student. I didn't see Cindy again for a while but ran in to her this past October at Superchief Gallery in Downtown LA where Cindy was working as an assistant, showing as an artist, and making her signature cotton candy (a triple threat!). It was so good to see Cindy that we connected on social media and eventually decided to shoot together. Our shoot would bring us to Venice for a night shoot. We had a cool shoot and I decided to include two photos at the end that I took of Cindy at Superchief just a few weeks prior. Per my request she was wearing the same dress for our shoot as the Superchief show so I felt the whole thing remained quite cohesive.
Click the photo below for an evening with Cindy Parra