Patience is a virtue. Too often in our lives we want what we want but somehow find ourselves unwilling to wait. Well when I first met Molly Ingstad in person I knew I wanted to shoot her right away. Often I get asked what draws me to my subjects and I'm not sure I could really tell you because it's just a feeling inside. I have come to realize I love women that live out loud. At the time I met Molly she was living out of a dope van and was in the process of working on her feature film (which just had a screening this week during Mar Vista Artwalk). We met up at a coffee shop that I would later find out is owned by this rad dude named Edgar who also owns the production company where I documented Angelina Christina and Kevin Ledo creating a killer mural. What's funny is that the next time I would come in to that coffee shop was to shoot all new photos for their website while working with Angelina once again down the street on a new project I haven't even posted about yet.
Anyway, back to Molly. Molly wanted to meet up first before we had a chance to shoot together. I would wind up shooting a few portraits of her that day but just keeping it for my social media. Some months went by before we actually got a chance to do a formal set but it was worth the wait. We headed down to Rancho Palos Verdes, one of my favorite spots in LA. It had been raining everywhere in LA that day but fortunately heading straight in to the South Bay alleviated that problem. We headed down to a part of the beach I had never been to and I found out Molly (who is from Las Vegas) actually had a family connection to Palos Verdes with some of her relatives living there. At the bottom of the cliffs we some amazing black rocks littering the landscape. Once we called it quits on PV we spent a little time in Marina Del Rey shooting before ultimately calling it a day. It was quite the little adventure and I'm sure you'll enjoy!
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