the rain factor

by Michelle on June 16, 2010

in Design

Years ago, I traveled from New York to Los Angeles to art direct a commercial for a designer perfume. It was a very glamorous shoot with fancy clothes, high profile models and . . . a cinematographer. We were in the heart of Hollywood, on a set designed to look like New York City – brownstones, fire escapes, litter, hardly a tree in sight. And to top it all off, right before we shot, huge hoses were brought out to water down the “streets and sidewalks” – to make everything glisten.

The recent rains in New York made me think back to that shoot and how beautiful our rainy days and naturally wet streets can be. California may be the golden state, but it will never be a glistening one.

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Joshua Bagby June 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

As a native Californian, I was at first reluctant to move to Oregon because of all the stories about the rain. Then I discovered how beautiful Oregon rain was with the intensity of color. It’s great for photography.

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