LA Light [Weekend Watch]

Photographer Colin Rich created this fascinating video of Los Angeles’ urban fabric at night.

Song by Cinematic Orchestra

I sought out to capture the electric radiance of Los Angeles at night.

It took me 6 months of on and off shooting to finish this project and I’ve learned a couple things along the way.

First off, LA might be the entertainment capital of the world, but it sure is difficult to shoot around downtown without having homeland security officers, police, or security take notice and harass you. Know your shooting rights!

Shooting time lapses is a labor of love and a study in patience.

This video is dedicated to my Grandmother, Mary Johnson.

Coffee Table in Koreatown [Weekend Watch]

A fun example of guerrilla urbanism from L.A.’s Koeratown.

From the creator’s—Julie Kim—website:

As an experiment, a friend suggested that I place the Hammock Coffee Table on a bustling sidewalk and film the results from a “spycam”. We shot some footage at the intersection of Vermont and 6th Street in Koreatown, LA. Watch the video to see what happens when a coffee table appears mysteriously on a street corner. The video aims to challenge the perception that no one walks or uses public transit in Los Angeles, while also romanticizing a sometimes forgotten corner in the City.

For more info about the making of the video, click here. You can also see the rest of Julie Kim’s portfolio at plicdesign.com.