Noteworthy Encounters: Larry Taite

I am truly a blessed individual. Not only do I have a wonderful job as a free-lance makeup artist, but I also get to spend a few days a week at the local Museum of Natural History as a gallery attendant.  It is in this second part time job, that I have the opportunity to meet other locals & travelers from all over the state, country and world.  Some of these encounters leave a such a positive lasting impression on me, that I feel compelled to share them with others.


One such encounter happened today, with a gentleman I met named Larry Taite visiting from Huntington Beach, Ca. He was visiting Santa Barbara by chance after hopping in the car the day before with no particular destination in mind. Although retired, this young man is certainly not slowing down.


He showed me his incredible Sony NEX-7 camera that he takes with him on his random travels, capturing some of the most breathtaking images I have ever seen. With a very charismatic smile to match his equally charming personality (can you tell this girl was a bit smitten? Lol), we enjoyed a lively conversation about photography and the powerhouse that is his camera.

Alas, all good things eventually must come to an end and Mr. Taite had to move on with his photography and I actually had to do my job (I was, afterall, at work). He left with my card and a promise to send me a couple of the photos he took during his visit to the museum. This story is still a work in progress, as I eagerly await sharing this talented artists’ work with all of you.

So stay tuned my friends, for the best is yet to come…