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Hey there!

I'm Jess, the author of this photo journal. I hope to cultivate and promote a spirit of exploration, a sense of community and self-awareness, and a love for photography one adventure at a time.

At the Griffith Observatory

At the Griffith Observatory

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I suppose that anyone could probably tell that it was difficult for me to shoot against the hazy L.A. skyline and reduce the "noise" in these photos. Although I have learned that applying vignette effects seems to be a lot less about creating perfect photos and more about trying to create something unique. I don't mean to take away from the incredible view of the City Of Angels; my photos don't do it any justice, unfortunately. Again, it was mostly about getting lost in the learning process and enjoying doing something entirely for myself with no other purpose at all.

I tried to remember the times I had been here as a kid or young adult, and I couldn't remember. My memory really sucks these days, which is why I've reverted to taking photos and documenting things that are important to me.  I don't know if I'm ever going to get this photography thing, or if my photos will ever stop looking so shitty. But I'm happy to be the beacon of positivity in a world that seems more and more confusing and increasingly cruel. This isn't a Seinfeld show with no point to it; in fact, I mean to celebrate all the ordinary beauty and ugliness in life. Because one day I will be gone from this earth, and I hope that my presence here would have meant something.

Sunset Cliffs: looking back

Sunset Cliffs: looking back

Return to Malibu

Return to Malibu