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Photo Essay: My Girl Likes to Hang
So I learned that my girlfriend is into suspension. Suspension is the act of suspending a body from hooks that have been inserted through various parts of the body through piercings. Piercings and body modification is one of the more misunderstood subcultures, so I grabbed my camera and joined her at Anomaly Beauty Salon in Echo Park for her second Suspension, first in LA.
"It was euphoric and beautiful," were the words that my girlfriend used to desribe her experience. Her Christ Suspension lasted for over five minutes, as a private audience of twenty marvelled at her. I have to admit it was amazing and beautiful, but looked really painful, her skin stretched and managed to hold her.
Although I don't have single piercing or tattoo, and have little desire to modify my body, I have grown larger appreciation and understanding for those that do. If you have the stomach for it check out the photos.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.