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Here’s an excerpt from my book (buy it here) in the form of a photo essay that I did for the LA Weekly Style Blog. So, without further ado, I present my top ten dispensaries with commentary on this unique form of vernacular architecture. 10. Mission Hills Patients Collective Whomever sells mirrored glass in the [...]
Looking through the archives, I came across this feature that I shot in Venice a couple Years ago. Yes, they are protesting the illegal nature of women going topless. Yes, they are pasting theater nipples over their real nipples to stay within the law. Yes, there were far more men present than women. More pix [...]
Check out this video I shot for Andrea Bowers HERE >> From her series on the work of activists, here Enrique Morones describes his Border Angels organization.
I’m on track to print a book of my photos of LA’s “retail architecture” in April. Right now I’m in the process of deciding the final selection of 82 plates – which means cutting a lot of stuff like this valley location.
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This week, I’ve been shooting the city non-stop for a new project, and grabbing a lot of other things along the way.
Shot this on my way to an all day Valley Shoot – traffic as usual heavy on the 405 South.
Mourners attend the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wreath laying ceremony for Singer Michael Jackson at his star on the walk of fame. See my complete coverage here.
Three scenes from the early stages of the economic crisis caused by housing and mortgage fraud as seen in downtown Los Angeles (top), Jefferson Park (middle) and Baldwin Hills (bottom).