Overlooked LB: This photographer has an eye for intricate stonework and 7-Eleven signs

To continue our series of community-sourced photo excursions—a project we launched last month to encourage you, our readers, to slow down and observe your surroundings by flexing your photography skills, whether it’s during a walk to work, your turn to take the dog out, or something like this enviable foray into plein air painting—here we have our next submission from a local photographer, Jillian Vondy.

You can catch Vondy with her lens pointed upward, often at a cool sign or to capture the intricate stonework of an older building. From the photographed-by-every-tourist-who-ever-visited-Long Beach historic Villa Riviera structure—which she manages to capture in a unique way—to a 7-Eleven sign at dusk, the Alamitos Beach resident takes portraits at work, so in her free time aims her camera at just about anything else, as in the architectural details you’ll find in the photos below.

Website: www.jillianvondyphoto.com
Instagram: @jillianvondy

To submit your own Long Beach-based photo adventure, email [email protected] 5 to 10 photos with captions, your name and general location, a 100 to 200-word description of your walk/ride/adventure through town and any social media platforms you’d like mentioned.

“7-Eleven” by Jillian Vondy.

“Scene on Tribune” by Jillian Vondy.

“Launderland” by Jillian Vondy.

“Stonework on Pine” by Jillian Vondy.

“Grace United Methodist Church” by Jillian Vondy.

“The Ebell Club” by Jillian Vondy.

“Modica’s” by Jillian Vondy.


Check out more submissions below:

These tiny paintings show the beauty of Long Beach’s 2nd District

IN PHOTOS: Walking to work in Long Beach

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.