Could this really be Los Angeles? Where are the Hollywood stars, the shoppers on Rodeo Drive, the bodybuilders at Venice Beach, or the girls in bikinis at Santa Monica? Where are all the cars? Following New York Sleeps and other remarkable city albums, Christopher Thomas gives us a version of L.A. that seems more like film noir, with 86 duotone plates that capture the city's architecture in quiet dawns and misty twilight. Here are portraits of art deco masterpieces like the Eastern Columbia Building and Bullocks Wilshire, the ocean liner-esque Coca Cola Bottling Plant and the actual ocean liner Queen Mary, futuristic drive-ins and sculptural structures like Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers.
Lost In L.A.
Author: Christopher Thomas, photos. Ira Stehmann, ed.