Cities in the United States don’t often fit into the narrative we tend to focus on here at Resource Travel. Nature, landscapes, wildlife, unfamiliar cultures in undocumented parts of the world, amongst other things, are usually what gets the most attention. But we love highlighting American cities and the unique experiences one can have (Vegas, is more than just a place to walk around the street with an open container.)
The new time-lapse film from photographer Bobby Gibbons, reminds us that once in a while, you can admire the beauty in your own backyard, even if there is more concrete than trees.
The film, called “LAPSE – A Los Angeles Timelapes” reveals the Southern California City in all its beauty–from iconic landmarks like the Hollywood sign and Dodger stadium, to the pristine beaches and unreal sunsets along the coastline, the imagery offers a quick and beautiful time-lapse tour of the City of Angels.
Gibbons’ has been shooting photography around L.A for more than a decade, but he decided that he “wanted to bring some motion to the mix and create a short of all moving parts.” He learned the techniques of creating a time-lapse and, using a Canon 5D (both a Mark III & Mark IV), spent the next two years capturing his favorite locations in the Los Angeles area.
Gibbons’ says he grew obsessed with finding both the perfect environment and light for each shot and even spent time reshooting certain locations when it wasn’t quite right. A year into the project, through constant scouting, shooting, processing, and reviewing his work (and perhaps his perfectionism as well), he was able to find the direction the film was headed and the story he wanted to convey. From that point, he begin shooting “for the underlining story.”
“L.A. seems to come alive at night,” He says in the descriptions, “The lights migrate around its sprawling buildings, and roads tell their chaotic tale, but during the daytime, life becomes mellow.”
Hard-work pays off.
Los Angeles has never looked so good.