Sep 30, 2009
Los Angeles Snapshots
As the final addition to a photo book trilogy I've been creating, Los Angeles Snapshots highlights a series of photos that were shot in May 2004. With several samplings from the city itself, it should come as no surprise that on vacation there was a lot captured in Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other theme parks in the area. In the same style as my Vegas and Mt. Rushmore books were constructed, I continue the Polaroid framed layout here once again to create almost a parody of the traditional photo album - there are no personal or family shots included. The goal being to showcase, in a very casual way, the stereotypical depictions of these popular locales. While most will recognize the places, the point is to create a timeless sense or even imagined recollection of what these trips were really like. It's a personal experience, and at the same time there is a unique connection for anyone when you can look through these pictures and see that you've also stood in the exact same spot.