Lighting is everything.
This is something you learn living in Hollywood. It doesn’t matter how good the camera is, if the lighting isn’t perfect, the camera won’t be able to do it’s best work. It won’t matter how good the actors are, they won’t be seen, the story won’t be understood, all the money invested in the project will be for naught, if the lighting isn’t PERFECT!!
Hollywood aside, if it doesn’t mind removing itself from the spotlight, lighting really is everything.
I sit at home, my current temporary home, on the couch – typing. I am in the most amazingly designed living room in a beautifully designed apartment. My roommate Tracey and renter of this cool Silverlake loft for the past 7+ years, has impeccable taste and creativity. There are items around the apartment, from all over the world, each is perfectly placed. The attention to detail is off the charts. I completely appreciate this, and am convinced I wouldn’t know what to do with the objects if each was individually placed in my hand. Tracey is from New Zealand, so it’s no wonder…..right?
One of the things I appreciate most about the apartment, is Tracey’s lighting designs. There are lamps, lightbulbs, and other bright things strewn all about the apartment, high and low, in nooks and crannies. There are so many options for different lighting schemes, depending on where you might want to plop down for a bit. I am truly tickled by it. I remember when I first moved in, I thought it was irresponsible and wasteful. Really, I did, I am embarrassed to say. Now that I have fully benefitted from her choices, can I truly appreciate them. There is nothing more amazing then sitting in the living room with a cup of tea, 5 lights on, and different shadows on the walls to keep me company; NOTHING (because lighting is EVERYTHING!!).