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Ready for his close-up

Photographer Frankie Castro. has shot hundreds of portraits on the streets of Los Angeles in an effort to capture the city's "true human condition."

Last month, Castro was roaming Broadway with his Canon 5D when he spotted a man looking at his reflection through a window. Castro says he was touching his hair, holding his beard and dragging his feet. "He seemed lonely and depressed."

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Cameras and dancers

Jacob Jonas is the artistic director of Jacob Jonas The Company, a nonprofit arts company specializing in dance, visual content and community development.

A couple of weeks ago, Jonas and his dancer girlfriend, Jill Wilson, visited the Getty Center with the intention of gathering content to post about their upcoming Instameet, appropriately named #CamerasandDancers.

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Lights of the city

On her first visit to LACMA, Shaneka Johnson captured this photo of the Urban Lights to show them from a unique perspective. 

"You see tons of photos taken from inside the Urban Lights sculpture but hardly any from across the street," she said. "With this one, I wanted to be different."

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At the port

Sal Favata captured this image in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, after making his way up from Corona del Mar. "I was awestruck by the monumental industrial apparatus of the Port of Los Angeles silhouetted in the background," he said. "It felt apocalyptic."

He climbed atop a jetty and waited for the sun to drop.

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Supermoon lunar eclipse over Lake Los Angeles

Lynn Longos traveled with three friends to the Lake Los Angeles area, about 10 miles east of Lancaster, to photograph the Sept. 27 supermoon lunar eclipse.

"We had a small window to actually shoot the moon since it disappeared into the clouds for a long while," she said.

For more of Longos' photos, visit her Flickr page.

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Farewell, summer

When at the fair, you can’t go wrong with a picture of a Ferris wheel.

Sabrina Rodriguez knew the moment she walked through the gates, she was going to snap a picture of it. Then around 6 p.m., the sky turned dark and soft and that was when it felt right. Rodriguez found it challenging, as she was positioned nearly under the grand round machine. And the palm trees were a must to layer the photograph.

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