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FredericMONIN September 13, 2017
Très belle ambiance !!!
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ThanePhelan November 21, 2017
Merci! you're amazing... thanks for the feedback.
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Byronfairphotography September 16, 2017
LOVE THIS ONE
 
Mann-Niyati June 19, 2018
Hi, Friend Thanks for participating but the challenge you submit it is for self-portraits. I appreciate this very powerful portrait.
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ThanePhelan June 19, 2018
It is a self portrait :P
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timboten July 11, 2018
Strong image
 
Wendy.Armes Jan 29
I knew exactly where you were as soon as I saw this photograph. Awesome shot!
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ThanePhelan May 02
Thats great, I imagine very few did! It was a rock-poet pilgrimage for me to go to that particular area in LA.

Alta Cienega Night



Sat in as the model for the Alta Cienega Motel shoot ... in the historic Jim Morrison room. People have traveled from all over the world to write messages to hi...
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Sat in as the model for the Alta Cienega Motel shoot ... in the historic Jim Morrison room. People have traveled from all over the world to write messages to him on the motel walls. #TheDoors #Americanpoet #JimMorrison #MojoRisin
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Contest Finalist in People In Black And White Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
I decided to extend my stay in Los Angeles this past year and stay in this very unique room .... room 23 at the Alta Cienega Motel in West Hollywood. The room has become a shrine to the late Jim Morrison of the Doors. People travel from all over the world to stay in this very beatup room to write messages to him. This was his part time home while recording down the street at the Doors offices, and he stayed in this room on and off for years .... the whole neighborhood has very historic points of interest for fans of one of the most prolific, iconic and remembered poet/artists of the Los Angeles music scene in the 60's.
Time
Shot this at night....staying by myself. I had originally planned to bring a friend to model for me but she did not make it... so I sat and photographed my self in the ominous and moody setting.
Lighting
Nothing special, adjusted the lamps in the room to capture the mood of how i felt in that lonely (and somewhat spooky) room.
Equipment
Canon 70D
Inspiration
I had wanted to stay here for a few years after briefly visiting it a couple years back... I felt like this is the room of an artist and hopefully I could channel some of the emotion that still drives new fans to admire, and celebrate his short life.
Editing
Yes ... lightroom adjustments, fine tuned in photoshop and back into lightroom
In my camera bag
I had very little on this trip, camera and lenses...tripod and a flashlight to add a little contrast.
Feedback
Be still .....and let the emotions of the environment fuel your work.

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