Inside the City ... Outside the Box
Los Angeles pictures and stories by Laurie Allee


 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 blog South Pasadena here and ethical style here.

I drop daily street photos and a few long form narratives here, too.

Feel free to leave me a comment or email me.

I'm often on Twitter and occasionally on IG

My personal website is here.

Shop for my prints and other photo merch at my store 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 Sony Vegas and iMovie. Slideshows are sometimes edited on Animoto Pro.