My plan was to find a section of Sunset Boulevard emblematic of Hollywood - it needed to be familiar to all and have some depth. After a great; deal of walking up and down, we chose a spot 200 yards east of the entrance to Chateau Marmont, because the billboards looking west were large; and well positioned and the hotel and the hotel sign are so iconic. The bend in the road also helped give the frame a compositional balance that I; could not find on other sections - such as Sunset Plaza. In my head it was always going to be a wide angle shot.; To shut the road down meant shooting first thing on a Sunday morning - which worked as we knew the best light would be sunrise if we were; shooting towards the Pacific. Equally, I did not want the sun to rise too much as it would be tough on both the wolf and the model's eyes. Of; course, the model was not your run of the mill model - it was Alessandra Ambrosio - one of the world's most photographed women. She has a; very special look and is so easy to work with.; The photograph is as I wanted - very LA, very West Hollywood and jammed with reference points. It's a little crazy, a little La La Land, but that was; the goal. Most of all, to the best of my knowledge, it's authentic. No one can try and copy it now.; 'Once Upon a Time ..."

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Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.
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