I'm Laurie Allee
I came to Los Angeles over 25 years ago. I've lived in Hollywood, Laurel Canyon, Venice Beach, Palms, West LA, Santa Monica and now (happily settled in) South Pasadena. I love telling stories about this city with words and pictures. I also love learning other people's stories -- both historical and current -- based on the landmarks and viewpoints I encounter throughout Southern California. This will be a place for those things.
I regularly drop street photos and a few long form narratives here, too.
This is my YouTube channel. I have several new video projects coming soon.
My personal website is here.
Shop for my prints and other photo merch at my store here.
When I'm avoiding the Internet -- which is becoming more and more often, I'll admit -- I read books. I read a lot of books. See what I'm reading here.
Technical Stuff for photography nerds:
All photos are my originals. I shoot with Nikon, Lumix and occasionally with an early 2000s FujiFilm point-and-shoot that, for mysterious and unknown reasons, takes amazing night photos. When I'm feeling nostalgic, I grab one of my old film cameras. (I'm partial to my 1980 Yashica TLR.)
I also shoot with my iPhone. (4, 4S, 6, then SE)
All videos are my originals. Footage is shot with a Panasonic HD video camera and a RODE microphone, but in a pinch I'll shoot with my iPhone. I edit on iMovie, after years on Sony Vegas. Slideshows are sometimes edited on Animoto Pro.