East vs. West

In the past six weeks I have been on the East Coast and the West Coast, and took two of my favorite landscape photographs. Neither of these photographs was planned. The West Coast was shot first, on November 8th when I picked the Huntington Beach Dog Park to meet up with a friend who was visiting from Britain. The East Coast was shot on December 27th, toward the end of a shoot I was doing with an actor.

I don't think photography has to be planned to legitimate. For me photography is my awareness of imagery. Paying attention to the visual world around me. Recording how I see the world and anything in it. Being open to what might happen and having the quickness and ability. And not being pigeon-holed into shooting one style. I'm a light and shadow and moment photographer. 

Here is my West Coast photograph:


And my East Coast photograph:


I realize these photographs are apples and oranges but I'm still going to ask the question. With regards to these photographs, are you West Coast or East Coast?

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