My vision of Los Angeles is informed by daily trips taken along the city's long and tangled avenues, boulevards and drives while growing up there in the 80’s and 90’s. The photographs in BLVD focus on visual motifs at the intersection of public and private spaces in a variety of vicinities throughout LA today. Nearly obsolete elements of the urban infrastructure such as newspaper boxes stand like abandoned monuments scattered across the sun-soaked city. A flower vendor perched upon the edge of the roadway offers momentary beauty. The collection of pictures describes the city's physical streets, graffiti, flora, architecture, and tradespeople and in doing so reveals the complex character of the city, at once magnificently beautiful and melancholic, anachronistic and mutable.

 

--Stephen Hilger