This post has been long overdue. For the last year or so, I’ve taken a generous break from photos and writing to direct my attention towards another venture (System Motorsports). When I first started this blog in 2013, I didn't have the slightest idea of what would come out of it. At the time, I was just craving for an outlet; a channel to paint pictures depicting the various ways I see the world. What initially began as a need for this physical manifestation has slowly evolved into a niche private label that encapsulates a culture of photos, cars, and lifestyle.
As I write this, I’m approaching my final hour on my flight from SFO to ORD to finish my spring semester at school. I felt it would be most appropriate to document my latest visit down to southern California in the last 10 years with some close friends, as well as new friends alike.
I need travel. I want it; but as with all things, age beckons responsibilities, leaving no room to justify a deserving escape. It’s a love-hate relationship with life, really. Witnessing the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles has been awe-inspiring, stirring emotions that are reminiscent of photo opportunities and memories of a recent past. There wasn’t much to complain about, considering we were welcomed into the city with light showers and mid-60s weather in the middle of January; a stark contrast to the realities of winter experienced elsewhere nationwide. You really couldn’t ask for more. In our short trip down to LA, we managed to pay visits to Little Tokyo, DTLA, Santa Monica, and Grand Central Market. Here are some photos taken with my a7ii and a legacy 35, providing a glimpse of the 3-day rendezvous.