Why I hated LA.

Posted by candyposes on 02 Feb 2007 at 12:34 pm | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I recently came back from a trip to LA that left me less than impressed with the city.  I found it depressing, sprawling, and congested.  I worked with a couple of great photographers, and where I was staying in Santa Monica was beautiful, but this was the first city out of all the ones I’ve visited for modeling that left a bad taste in my mouth.

I’ve been trying to find out why that was, and I think I’ve figured it out- I didn’t have any support network outside of photographers there.

In all the other cities, I could overlook flaws because I had people there I knew on a friendship level, even if it was only from online.  In some cases, these people even let me stay with them (by the way, everyone should hire the Boston-based Isobel Wren- she’s adorably awesome).  I always had the phone number of someone who I knew was somewhere in the city and wouldn’t have a problem coming to my rescue.

Now, it’s worth noting that I didn’t get nearly as lonely, or lost, or broke in Seattle, New York, or Boston as I did in LA.  But, if I had, there were people I could have turned to who didn’t have cameras in their hands.  I didn’t have any such person in LA.

Knowing this soured the trip more than a bit- but I’ve learned how important people are in my life.   No matter how independent a woman I claim to be, I have to remember and be thankful for them.





Why I Hated LA

January 2007, David Le Beck. Who’s awesome even if he does live in LA.

7 Responses to “Why I hated LA.”

  1. on 02 Feb 2007 at 8:05 pm dave

    Um, I’m not sure you should hate a city simply because you have no friends there.

    Besides, you could have called me!

  2. on 03 Feb 2007 at 6:03 am marisa

    I understand why the lack of friendly buffer made the smoggy sprawl less enjoyable. And, not sure I could handle LA without independent transportation. Welcome home!

  3. on 03 Feb 2007 at 12:27 pm rob

    just linked you.
    fine blog work.
    and don`t read the title of my blog …. ;-)

  4. on 05 Feb 2007 at 9:31 am breanna

    also: LA is a shitbox and people go there to die. so it makes sense that it gave off a bad vibe. i have tried many different modes of living happily there, and none of them worked.

  5. on 05 Feb 2007 at 1:53 pm dave

    Wow. I didn’t come to LA to die. Mostly I like it here.

  6. on 07 Feb 2007 at 7:37 am Moraxian

    You are so right, everyone should hire Isobel after they hire you (heck, they should hire you two together.)

    What’s really cool about Isobel is that I was the first person to produce commerical bondage photos of her for public consumption. Then, when she went to FetishCon that summer, her career took off.

    I sure hope you’re planning a trip to Tampa this August to be at FetishCon too! I’m sure you could be to the 2007 convention what Isobel was to the 2005 convention. :)


  7. on 24 Feb 2007 at 3:45 pm Ardent

    I find you to be strikingly beautiful. I especially like that you’re not obsessively trimmed…it gives your photos a real earthiness. Thanks

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