When Leica asked me to work on a project for them using their new SL mirrorless body, I quickly booked a trip out west. I could have easily stayed in Jersey, but I needed to get a variety of different stuff for them. Sorry Jersey, but it had to be done. I mainly needed some fresh scenery that I hadn’t seen before to get my creative juices flowing. My initial thought was to head out to Joshua Tree, a spot I’ve wanted to shoot at for a while. Those plans quickly fell through once I found out this is the worst time of year to venture out there. Rather then head somewhere else, I decided to keep my trip booked for LA and make the most of it. Having a good amount of friends and other photographers I know from the LA area, I knew it would be a good trip and I would still get to shoot a variety of different looks that I simply couldn’t get in NJ, PA, or NYC.