I love photographing in Chinatown. The light is beautiful and there are so many shapes and colors.Many of the storefronts feature Hanging Ducks which I like to draw but would never eat.Piñata Alley in DTLA is another colorful place that is fun to capture.I love being surrounded by so many Dead Piñatas. I can’t wait for my next birthday.
I have been creating black and white drawings and turning them into MagneticART for over two decades. In 2016, I created 90 drawings of LA street life for my solo show “I LOVE LA – Street Project”.
I have now started a new project entitled “Public Transportation to Fancy Restaurants – Photo & Drawing Project”.
My Favorite Fancy Restaurant as of date is 71 Above – a sky high restaurant featuring chef Vartan Abgaryan’s modern American cuisine. They have a 360 view of my beloved Los Angeles and beyond. So far I have had the Gold Beets (Salt-Roasted, Pistachio Flan, Pickled Beet, Grapefruit, Spicy Greens, the Scallops (Asparagus, Sunflower Seeds, Mushroom, Banyuls Vinegar), the Halibut (Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber, Pearl Onion, Aged Sherry, Coriander, Tarragon), and, the Panna Cotta. All yummy especially the Gold Beets dish!
I took bus #28 to Spring & 5th then walked up to Grand. 71 Above is on the 71st Floor of the Bank One building directly opposite the Los Angeles Central Library.