Photographer and time-lapse specialist Chris Pritchard shows stunning overhead glimpses of Los Angeles in his new short, “Above LA.” Pritchard trekked up to some the highest points of the city to document his personal “love letter to Los Angeles.” The clip was shot in 5K+ then downscaled for playback in 4K.
This piece was produced off and on over the course of two years, and the clips selected for this film are only a small percentage of what I captured during my quest to take in the city from different locations and in new ways. Some of the locations featured are popular and easy to access, others require some searching and hiking, and some are heavily restricted. But I encourage everyone – lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors – to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring.