There is a police siren in the background as I write this, the sound is appropriate. The background (noises and locations) are just as important to my photos as the models who collaborate with me.
"Cosmic American Music" are the words used by Gram Parsons to describe the hybrid between Country and Rock and Roll music. Much like Parsons' second solo album, Grievous Angel, my photos are a hybrid of sorts. The locations are definitely Los Angeles: Downtown LA (DTLA), Malibu, Chinatown, Echo Park, Hollywood, and many more. The models? So many of them are from other states, and a few from other countries. When I ask them why they came to LA the answers are all so similar. Each of them came seeking their fame and fortune in the movie industry, to get cast on a successful TV show, to model for an agency, some are even musicians (like Gram Parsons) hoping to release an album. My photos in LA Photo Editions are hybrids of models and the city; welcome to the temporary home of these Grievous Angels of Los Angeles past.