Many of my favorite “street” photographs barely have people in them. I’ve always thought that the popular definition of street photography is too limited. It simply strikes me as too broad a term for such a specific aesthetic. It’s easy add a prefix like “environmental” or “urban” to other photographic categories like portraiture or landscape […]
The first two volumes in my new series titled, “Los Angeles Street” are now online. This project was inspired by a question I often wrestle with, “What should Street Photography in Los Angeles look like?” I have been working very hard to answer that question for myself, trying different approaches to depicting the beauty of […]
This weeks set of images come from one of my favorite parts of the city near the intersection of Western and Sunset. For those who are unfamiliar this is in the heart of Hollywood, far from any tours or glamour. It’s one of the most vibrant parts of Los Angeles and I always enjoy documenting […]
I’ve been going deep into my archives for a presentation at this year’s Photo L.A. fair and thought that I’d share a few of my favorite images from a while back. All the photographs in this post are from 2006/2007. Los Angeles has changed a great deal since then, the contrast between what some of […]
Every time I go to the zoo with my family this guy in a suit is outside for pictures. He doesn’t work at the zoo and it could literally be anyone in that costume. It’s strange. There is no way in hell I’m paying him for a pic with my kids. My daughter asked me […]
The real Hollywood Blvd. lies about a mile east of the tourist trap, where blocks are lined with stores instead of attractions and residents go about their daily routines.
The great lure of street photography is the potential to capture the “decisive moment” but that has never really been my objective. I’ve never romanticized street life, my personal and familial history provides me with a completely different perspective on the medium. I have very little interest in capturing spectacle, my gaze is focused on […]