Hooray for Hollywood
What's your dream? I read an article once about how there are certain places in the country, in the world, that photographers, despite their better judgment, just have to take photos of - iconic places that perhaps don't equate to amazing photos, or won't "sell" per se, but are the "been there, done that, seen it, taken the picture" type places. We are, despite the fact that everyone has one, compelled to snap the photo all the same.
I considered Hollywood to be one of those places for me. I had several aimless hours to drive around, get stuck in miles of traffic, climb the steep slopes from Griffith Park to about half way to the Hollywood sign, and then cruise around for a few hours looking for stars, street signs, images that spoke of "Hollywood" to me.
In the end, Hollywood was just a big city, derelict in some places, overcrowded with tourists in others, and generally just a collection of too many people in one place trying to do too many things. But it was cool.., for what it was, for what it wasn't, and for me to just be there - to say I've been to Hollywood. It might not have been my dream to go there, but it re-inspired me - everyone has a dream..and some come looking for it in the streets lined with stars. What's your dream?