FILTERED REALITY

The line between life and illusion can blur in Southern California, where--from the movie studios to the plastic surgeons' offices--people seem bent on remaking reality. Other times, the line remains all too distinct. At Joshua Tree National Park, Eric Brotman tries to capture nature on film. At a Los Angeles studio, a photographer takes a shot that will transform Rael Andrews into a billboard fashion ad. And in Santa Monica, a homeless man watches Television in the only living room the streets provide.

BEING SHADOWED

The angled sun produces phantom images. Observers gather along the Huntington Beach Pier to cheer runners in a marathonm and horse racing enthusiasts fill the top bleachers at Santa Anita Park.

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