A good friend and creative collaborator Anninka and I took a stroll around Santa Monica while I broke in my new-to-me Bronica ETRS and Canon AE-1...

 Meet Anninka, Costume Designer and muse.

Meet Anninka, Costume Designer and muse.

This was my first time venturing out into Santa Monica since moving to Los Angeles.  I arrived here with the mindset of a permanent resident, so I never really explored the city much before just "living" in it.  Anninka graciously offered to show me around, and became my reluctant muse for the day.  A few of the photographs captured on this day still remain some of my all-time favorites.

This certainly wouldn't be our last shoot.