Venice Canals

The Venice Canals of Southern California were originally inspired by the famous canals in Italy. Created in 1905, they were once very extensive, but now only a small section remains. I was working at a visual effects studio in Venice, and would often take walks along the wonderful canals during lunch time. I captured this shot with the best camera, a.k.a. the one I had with me, my trusty iPhone.

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Boney Island

For 19 years, the ultimate spooky event happened each Halloween season at the skeleton-themed Boney Island. Designed like a mini amusement park, it was the creation of my friend Rick Polizzi, who prepared months in advance to set it up at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. The incredible exhibition was a labor of love, and offered to the public free of charge. The attraction became so popular that the city ultimately demanded that Rick pay a huge sum of money for police security and crowd control. Sadly, the costs were two great and Boney Island was forced to shut down in 2017.

Update: A bigger, better Boney Island is back in 2018! Now held at Griffith Park's Travel Town. For more information, visit the Boney Island website.

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The Green Hornet and Kato

Like a flashback to 1966, these guys looked almost exactly like Van Williams and Bruce Lee from the iconic television show. Behind them is the Black Beauty car, customized by Dean Jeffries. Photographed at the Culver City Car Show on film with my Nimslo quadra lens camera in 2010.

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Topiary Dinosaur

The 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California is a popular destination for both the locals and tourists. Throughout the walkway are numerous living dinosaur sculptures, which look like giant Chia Pets! Photographed in 2015.

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