Taken in and around Los Angeles beginning in January 2011, these photographs are inspired by the city's paradoxical density and emptiness, intimacy and alienation. I shoot mainly at dusk, drawn to the haunted relationship between natural and artificial light, and between nature and architecture. Despite tenuous threads of interconnectedness, connection fails and these landscapes and interiors remain mute. While more experimental than my previous work, to me it is no less realistic, grounded in where I live and how I experience my environment, with photographic immediacymelancholic, exhilaratedin the passing moment.
An image from this series was featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of cratelit magazine
in spring 2011.
See process note under Black Light Los Angeles
, an outgrowth of this series.