MacArthur Park's Polaroid portraitists are fading away
The park's Polaroid photographers are old-timers, the last of a dying breed. They've been sparring under the palm trees for nearly 40 years - and it's hard for them to admit it might be frame over. Full story
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A banner job( Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times )
Efren Castellanos composes a photo for customers in front of his giant L.A. skyline banner. Three years ago, the job took such a toll he could hardly bring himself to set foot inside the park. Sales were dropping and he grew depressed, fatigued and lonely.
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