Decepticons Invade Downtown LA

transformers movie set

This weekend, on my first ever paid photo shoot, I saw a sign warning drivers of “controlled” explosions and gunfire, which drew my attention to 8th and Broadway where a massive crew was filming on the set of the upcoming Transformers movie. Luckily my clients were cool enough to allow me to make a b-line over and take a few photos. I suppose I could include these in my Hassle Project as the crowd wranglers adamantly denied that I had the right to take photos from the public sidewalk, stating that they had “permits” for the whole area. I am sure they did have permits for the section of the block they were shooting on, but I am also sure that those permits didn’t prohibit me from shooting some photos from across the street. If I hadn’t been working I would have spent more time and taken some photos of the explosive action.

3 thoughts on “Decepticons Invade Downtown LA”

  1. This movie is giving me such mixed feelings. I know with current CG tech they can make an awesome-looking film and hiring Peter Cullen as Optimus is a step in the right direction, but there’s so much that can go wrong including the current design for Megatron. Really I should go in with lowered expectations and maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  2. Haha, um I haven’t lived with my parents since I was 16 (over a decade). I have been gainfully employed as a programmer for a decade. Photography is just a hobby of mine, but I woudln’t mind doing it for money more often.


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