Two locals work out Venice Beach style in the alley behind the Venice boardwalk. They take turns pushing a cart full of gym weights while Arnold Schwarzenegger looms in the background immortalized in his winning pose painted on the Muscle Beach gym building. I wasn't going to shoot that day but my friend Jenna asked me to come over to document a development in her still unfolding eviction story. I was lucky enough to bump into this street workout scene on my way to her. This episode was a good reminder for me that I can never tell where my next portfolio image will come from: I just have to stay in the moment and open to what the universe places on my way. Of course an advantage of a scene like this is that the guys take the cart back and forth many times, which gave me ample time to anticipate moments and try different things over 30min or so until I finally had to go meet my friend.
Technical Data: Leica Monochrom + 35mm lens. 1/4000s at 2.8. ISO 1000.