While shooting the EVO Building in downtown Los Angeles, I found a perspective that seemed very strong. The only problem was it was floors up, in a commercial parking lot, basically mid air, lingering liability all the way.  Since there was a short lead time for our shoot, the property manager was already irritated with the short notice, and we had to convince another contractor on site to loan us his scissor lift, this was an interesting challenge.  I had to convince a parking lot attendant to allow us to place a scissor lift in his space and get the shots within ten minutes of our introduction.  With a respectful approach, an humble attitude, a couple packs of cigarettes, and a bottle of champagne we were able to proceed with our shoot.  Phew…….I love short notice.




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