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A Recap of the EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition

By Stephanie - 6 min read

The Los Angeles EyeEm crew gathered for an urban safari to observe some spectacular species of humans around the Venice Beach.

The LA EyeEm crew gathered for an urban safari to observe some spectacular species of humans at Venice Beach. A group of 10 photographers came together for the EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition.

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Muscle Beach by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

Here’s a recap by Joel Quizon:

It started in the cramped and raucous boardwalk hang called the Venice Ale House and ended sometime after a lengthy stay at the Townhouse speakeasy just off the walk. In the glowing light of dusk and besides the bulging chests of men in tiny pants at Venice’s famous Muscle Beach gym, the participants of the EyeEm LA Meet Up: Venice Edition gathered for a team picture and then slowly disbanded. A handful headed out of Venice and a some others stayed together a little longer to enjoy more of what this quirky enclave of overstimulation had to offer. Seems everyone had more fun than a bucket full of two headed turtles. Here’s how the rest of the Meet Up went.

The group gathered outside the Venice Ale House, a spot chosen by our Venice’s own Theresa Solis and Ryan Vaarsi, who where the inspiration for having it at Venice and were great hosts. While everyone put on their name tags and readied to leave, a late comer who had previously said could not make it made it. It was Robin’s Bday weekend and she decided to spend part of it with us!

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Beach Boardwalk by Theresa Solis @LAfromaniphone on EyeEm

From there we walked down the famed Venice boardwalk and attempted to capture anything that was on the list of our image scavenger hunt. Some of the items on the list: drum circle, Zoltar machine, Tree Man, lowrider bikes, surfers, old school rollerskates, and 2 headed turtles. Some stayed with the program and others just decided to click at anything interesting and there was plenty to capture. The group walked onto the beach to check out the drum circle. We headed to the skate park and then eventually headed to the famous Touch of Evil (Orson Welles film) arches where a little historic speakeasy called the Townhouse became a much needed dark and comfy oasis from the noise and sun. Cocktails, phone recharging, photo editing and some good conversations followed.

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Beach Skate Park by Morgan Green on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice, CA by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

After the Townhouse, the group made one last stop at Muscle Beach before splitting into the two groups.

Big props to Jen Pollack Bianco, Theresa Solis, Ryan Vaarsi, and Carrie Worthen for helping organize and get the word out. Thanks to all who came including Faith Ginsburg, Andy Hurvits, Robin Diakhate, Zack Pollard, Dave Abramowitz, Morgan Green, and Beth Rigazio. Great pics in the EyeEm LA Meet Up: Venice Edition by the crew.

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Beach by faith_g on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Skate Park by Robin Diakhaté on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Nikki’s by Robin Diakhaté on EyeEm

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shootermag at Venice Beach Boardwalk by RyanV on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Muscle Beach by Theresa Solis @LAfromaniphone on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition by Carrie Worthen on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Float Lab Technologies by Joel Quizon on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Beach Drum Circle by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition by Heather R on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition by Zach Pollard on EyeEm

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EyeEm LA Meetup: Venice Edition at Venice Beach by RyanV on EyeEm

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