This series of images seek to redefine the iconic views of the Los Angeles area through inspiration from a broad range of sources. Drawing from memory, cinema and literature, I’m exploring our urban landscapes. These landscapes have been shaped by the fantasy of Hollywood, the noir novels of the 40’s and 50’s and the waves of immigration that reshape and revision our cities through a constantly changing architectural palette of visual styles. Think of it as "The West" seen through a cinematic montage sequence, moving beyond documentation into interpretation and fantasy.
These images were captured with a vintage large format camera and then visually "sculpted" in a digital environment.