The Streets of Los Angeles

I taught a 2-day street photography workshop in Los Angeles last week. I had the honor to co-lead the workshop with fellow photographer, author and podcaster Ibarionex Perello (the amazing voice behind The Candid Frame). Ibarionex lives in Los Angeles. 

LA was new to me, and I found myself seeing the streets mostly in color. Although most of my work is B&W, I don’t believe that one should get stuck in anything. Some images work both ways (and you will see some below that I posted in B&W on social media earlier) but many are clearly stronger in color.

The LA ‘fashion district’ is vibrant. The sense of fashion is debatable but I’m sure there is something for everyone😉

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On Broadway Street we stumbled upon an organized protest for immigration rights. Which gave us great additional photo opportunities:

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More downtown LA:

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Downtown LA is full of old buildings such as these:

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Color everywhere!

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The business district, only a few blocks away, is like a different world:

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Union Station was one of my favorite spots to shoot. The light coming through the windows in the late afternoon was just amazing:

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I hope you enjoyed the selection, please leave a comment!

10 thoughts on “The Streets of Los Angeles

  1. Very impressive, specially considering that this was not a photography trip. I guess your photos show very well that if you have that photographic eye and the sensitivity to feel the photo, it is possible to find those scenes worth photographing anywhere. Whatever it is, you have it in great quantities. Great work.

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  2. Love these Valerie. They are very different and I really like the color and the light. I wish I could have made it to LA. Maybe next time. Looking forward to your next workshop.

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  3. Love LA for street photography. Great shots evoking the quirky nature of LA! There really is no other city (I’ve found) with its eclectic ambiance. A great city for color. Shot in black and white in the right places and one gets that film noir look found in old Hollywood detective movies. Thanks for sharing these!

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