The concept of Neighborhood is an integral part of L.A. culture. Perhaps the lack of a mass transit system to connect the far flung corners of the city plays a part, but each section of the city can seem like an entirely different world. However, despite existing in relative isolation, there is an atmosphere present throughout the city that is unique to City of Angels.
For the second issue of Snapshot Galleria, we decided to step out and photograph the neighborhoods around us. We all grew up and reside in different parts of L.A. so it was a great opportunity to showcase work from some of city’s lesser known areas. From Echo Park and Hollywood to Long Beach and South Central, this issue is a street level portrait of the city of Los Angeles as it exists today.
Erwin Recinos is a busy man. In addition to being a co-founder of Snapshot Galleria, he somehow finds time to shoot for L.A. Taco, process and develop his own film, and know literally every street artist in the City of Angels. More of his work can be found at www.losojos.photos
Luis Torres is based in Echo Park, Los Angeles and travels to some pretty amazing places with his camera. Whether in LA or traveling internationally, his photography captures his surroundings from a unique perspective that is impossible to replicate. You can find more of his work at www.louonethree.com
Nery Madrid is one of those photographers whose body of work consistently amazes. He has the ability to document life in a way that is both raw and inspiring.
Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin is a Los Angeles based urban photographer and co-founder of Snapshot Galleria. His work can be found at The Los Angeles Recordings, a site focused on the landscape and people of Koreatown, Hollywood, Downtown, and all areas in between.