During the photographer's golden hour, David Patrick Valera likes to seek out spaces with shadows and shapes to add dynamism to his photos. At a KCRW event in Chinatown, he found his perfect spot in front of a yellow gate, and waited until the right subject walked into his frame. As he was hitting the shutter, the shadow of another person entered his field of vision.Read more
While walking through L.A.'s Union Station, Val Blakely stared down each of the tunnels leading up to the Metrolink platforms.
"I was captivated by the light that was pouring into the tunnel and then the light fading to shadows," Blakely said.
Blakely chose his scene carefully. Not just any tunnel would do.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more