L.A. & Company
by Kyle Hanson
About the Book
'L.A. & Company' showcases my epic California Adventures from September 2011 to March 2012.
I had known for so long that I wanted to move to California and live the dream. I started to see the true California emerge as I began my adventures. Beneath the Hollywood Image that everyone associates with Southern California, lies the perfect balance of life.
There are not many places where one can be at the beach, frolic through endless fields of wildflowers, see a perfect snowfall in a forest, hike a mountain, hop onto an island, crawl through a sea cave or canyon and be back in the desert in time for dinner.
I came to realize that the true gifts of living here are the ones that most do not even take the time to appreciate: The blink of a hummingbird, the sniffle of a golden eagle, a snowflake that kisses an autumn leaf, the guiding arms of the Joshua Tree, the curious eyes of a seal, a kaleidoscopic sunset, the sound of absolute silence in the desert, the howl of a coyote, a night diamond sky, finding a newly washed up sand dollar, the rare glimpse of a condor, the scent that attaches to me as I leave the mountains, a pelican as it dives for its daily catch, a prickly Cholla cactus that appears to be as soft as a teddy bear, the way the tides change through the day...
These simple moments are my truth. May you get lost in these moments while you let your mind wander through the pages. Enjoy!
Life, Love & Peace, Kyle
This was my eleventh Book of Photography.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Mar 31, 2012
- Tags Los angeles county, santa monica mountains national recreation area, ventura county, orange county, san diego county, the inland empire, palm springs, the desert, the deserts, santa Barbara county, Samantha brown, grauman’s Chinese theatre, Hollywood and highland, Charlie chaplin residence, queen mary, long beach, Haskell open space, santa clarita valley, the waters of Malibu, the ferris wheel at santa monica pier, the sands of Malibu, pacific coast highway, Hollywood boulevard, long beach harbor, san pedro, Sepulveda dam recreation area, Sherman oaks, van nuys, the orchid house, los angeles county arboretum and botanic gardens, botanical gardens, Vasquez rocks park, sierra pelona ridge, the getty villa east garden, botanical building, magical sand castle, hotel del Coronado, Coronado island, silver strand state beach, coast boulevard park, la jolla, California sea lions, pacific harbor seals, sea caves, Oceanside pier, pier view Oceanside, tidepools and cliffs, Cabrillo 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paradise pier, Huntington beach pier, tower of terror, white rabbit, alice in wonderland, the flower fields at Carlsbad ranch, lily pond balboa park, Disneyland, California, Pasadena, Malibu, hummingbirds, jellyfish, panorama, parade, footprints, hawk, waterfall, lagoon, dunes, surfer, promenade, cottage, adventureland, u.s.a., fireworks, bungalows, banning, idyllwild, zzyzx, giraffe, Cabazon, amboy, courthouse, wildflowers