Motifs aren't just for the books, ladies and gentlemen.

Routine and formulated plans. Monotony. One in the same. 

...Or maybe that’s simply the teenage response to laziness and failed alarm clocks. But of course, when your plans to go to Los Angeles with your best friend are created within a 10 minute window from waking up from her phone call that morning (you both woke up late and wanted to hitch a ride with her parents) to driving like a maniac to her house, a day nothing short of unbridled vigor and carpe diem is what you can expect. We’re young and alive. 
And awake (somewhat on time).
And we both serendipitously happened to be wearing matching leather jackets. Yes, take heed.

After getting ready in the bathroom of a corporate building and breakfast at 11:30 am from a restaurant's lunch menu...the city of angels is ours.

Rooftops, abandoned buildings, glorious lighting, fire escapes (complete with almost horribly gone moments with an all too clumsy friend), adventure and exploration at its finest—which you can confirm when, by day’s end, your already ripped boyfriend jeans are actually completely frayed to a point of no return.

Upon reviewing the visual glory of that day, I noticed the images of birds and feathers paralleling us humans were all too blatant, thus the title of this post... Motifs aren't just for the books, ladies and gentlemen. (May the skills learned you learned in english class forever alter your symbolic perception of the world)

And so, I suppose we come to the conclusion together, dear viewers:
The pursuit of fire escapes and rooftops. The pursuit of happiness. One in the same.

I swear we live for moments like this. 


  1. Whoa, awesome photos! Particularly love the one in the empty car park level, I believe? Q: Do you take the photos of yourself or use a tripod? :)


  2. This is pretty damn cool. I've never been to LA, but always see loads of pictures. You capture a totally different side of LA, the calmer, less glitz-and-glam side. I actually like this side more than the hustle & bustle of the crazy city - the vibe of the pictures is just peaceful. I like it.

    Z. | J. POTTER

  3. Thanks Ellen! These photos were a combination of either me and my friend taking them of one another or balancing our cameras on things that they really shouldn't be balanced on, haha! However I self shoot a majority of my posts with a tripod :) Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks Sabri, appreciate it!

  5. Ah yes-- I suppose I've lifted the veil, this is largely how LA is! You'd love it! Thanks for your kind words :)

  6. These pictures are great :)


  7. Thanks Dylana! :)

  8. Your pictures are great! Happy New Year!

  9. 10 minutes are not really a lot ... but I love the pictures!

    Thank you for your pleasant comment on my blog. You have a beautiful blog and now I
    wonder if you want to follow each other?

    xx from
    Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  10. You write really well Aditi! Cute post. :)

  11. Thank you Rhea, love your work!

  12. You have some really gorgeous pictures! I love the feather one, and those which you are at the window are incredible, with that game of lights and colors! Wow! Impressive! With love,

  13. Thank you so much beautiful! :)

  14. Sounds like the perfect last minute amazing time with your best friend! It's always those wonderful spontaneous moments that just turn out so right and are unforgettable. L.A sounds like so much fun. x

  15. Loovely ! Great photos! <3

  16. it's such a great experience to have a dear friend who shares the same passion and enthusiasm towards life as you here and I can tell both of you had such a great time chasing the morning sun (and some birds). This almost feels like coming out from a movie of a teenage growing up sort of story. super cool outfits, love the edginess of it all.

    I wish my teenage years were spent like this - being adventurously wild and hopelessly impulsive to a certain extend (okie, I did have some sort of that kind of days in my uni years, boy that was fun!) haha but those were the good old days *_^

    Life is unpredictable! Have fun enjoying it. Loving the vibe of your blog posts!

    Jeann | LUMINNEJ

  17. Thanks so much Jeann! So glad that you were able to come across my online abode, totally love your feedback! xoxo