One of the most interesting places I've been to is Venice Beach, Calif. It's a dream for anyone who loves to people watch.
I went there for the first time with friends Thaoly Vu (now Thaoly Roberts! Yay!) and Heather back in July. I was overwhelmed with the beautiful chaos of this place - there were amazing things happening all around me, and so many interesting characters, that I had a really hard time figuring out where I wanted to point the camera. Every race, age, color, status, and personality has melted together here to create a wonderfully unique, harmonious culture.
When I went back to L.A. this past weekend to cover Thaoly's wedding, I made it my mission to drive back to Venice Beach again.
Below is a collection of photos from both visits. Hope you can see the beauty is this place like I do.