The Valley of Lights

Looking over Universal City, off into the Burbank Airport as a journey begins.
The Valley of Lights.

This is The Valley of Lights. Looking over Universal City, off into the Burbank Airport as a journey begins.┬áThis evening I was with my friend AliMiki Hill. We were shooting the Valley at night from the Universal Overlook. It’s a little outcropping on Mulholland Drive. We had been shooting for a little while when this cops voice over a loudspeaker comes on and says something like, “This is the police! You are in a public place after dark, the authorities have been notified of your presence. Vacate the premises.” Again, it was something like that. It was very commanding, and sounded like they really meant it. Like most photographers, we just ignored the first few (hundred) warnings. Eventually other tourists showed up and all got a kick at how authoritative it sounded.