Cruised over to pick up Rachel Lynch (@ihateblonde) for a drive down Sunset Blvd.  With my LA playlist on the old Mercedes stereo, we took a style cruise over to Silverlake and ended up at the all-white Bates Motel.

Back in the day, it was called the Sunset Pacific Motel.  Vacant and abandoned for years, the locals nicknamed it the Bates Motel because It sits on the corner of Bates & Sunset.  In more recent times, artist Vincent Lamouroux turned it into a rad art project, painting every inch of it white, from it’s chain link fence to its roof.  The art project has been over for some time, and once again, it stands abandoned, a monolithic ghost on Sunset Blvd.

Check out my drive with Rachel, and enjoy some lyrics from that photo shoot’s LA inspired playlist.  Rachel’s rad look features Moschino and Discount Universe.

As always, enjoy the drive…

 

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But when the palm trees bow their heads
No matter how wrong I’ve been LA,
you always let me back in

 

 

Rilo Kiley

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I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
I was thinking that the gypsy wasn’t lyin’
All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles

 

Warren Zevon

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She grew up with
The children of the stars
In the Hollywood hills and the boulevard

 

Shawn Mullins

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Be your twenty million dollar fantasy
Treat you real good
Expensive jeans
Hollywood freaks on the Hollywood scene

Beck

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Why would you live anywhere else?
Why would you live anywhere else?
We’ve got the ocean, got the babes
Got the sun, we’ve got the waves
This is the only place for me

Best Coast

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Photographer:  Nat Sin

Muse:  Rachel Lynch @Ihateblonde

Spot:  Bates Hotel on Sunset Blvd

Wardrobe:  Discount Universe & Moschino

Shot on:  Hasselblad & Pentax Digital Medium Format Cameras