Los Angeles in 700 pixels

FLASHBACK TO:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - THANKSGIVING - 2007

Why would I ever need more than 700 pixels in either dimension? I must have thought back in 2007, and for a while after. Because every photo I edited and exported for upload on my website at the time (www.caseavp.com) was 700px in one direction or the other. In past blog posts I've re-edited RAW files - a type of remastering, like record companies love to do with "anniversary editions" of popular albums. But for this gallery (and certainly some to follow) I've decided to present the original 2007 JPEGs. How "vintage" of me!

In 2007 I spent Thanksgiving with one of my best friends Justin at his apartment in West Hollywood. What followed were many days and nights of west coast exploration, a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner that included deep frying a turkey on a sidewalk, and the addiction I developed to my new Canon 15mm prime fisheye lens.

Start at the Beginning

As I settle in to this website redesign, I thought it would be an interesting yet enjoyable challenge to try and condense the last nine years of my photography as a Hollywood-style flashback. The general premise: I'll start with the oldest (digital) photos on my computer and post a blog entry reflecting on them, then I'll post newer photos and continue on until we're in the present. A daunting task to say the least. Nonetheless let's get started!

Piazza Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce

FLASHBACK TO:

FLORENCE, ITALY - SUMMER (2005)

Canon Powershot S230 - my first digital camera!

Canon Powershot S230 - my first digital camera!

In the Summer of 2005 I spent a month living with one of my best friends, Justin, on a second floor apartment overlooking Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. The black and white photo above is of our apartment building. I packed an enormous piece of rolling luggage filled with lots of clothes....but the only camera I remember bringing was a little Canon point-and-shoot (my first digital camera). I had purchased a "massive" 512MB CF card to capture all the beauty that Italy had to offer. Here are the only photos that have stayed in my Lightroom library (for whatever reason) after all these years. If there's enough interest, I'll dig up the rest!