I have been documenting the small businesses scattered all around the "marginal" neighborhoods of Los Angeles and how they reflect the diversity, culture, energy, creativity and eccentricity of the people who create and work in them.
The fact they are closed on Sundays adds other dimensions of economics and religion and is a mirror to our 24/7 culture of big box stores and shopping malls.
And the light filtering through the old-fashioned burglar bars creates an eerie beauty throwing reflections and shadows on the rainbow of delights just beyond reach — at least on Sundays.
— Mark Indig
Like a failed science-fiction utopia, this Apartheid-era residential tower has become the city's "focal point [of] dreams and nightmares, seen as refuge or monstrosity, dreamland or dystopia, a lightning rod for a society's hopes and fears..."
This series of photos byYaghobzadeh reveal quite a range of daily life in Iran over the past 30 years — from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 through the highly contested political elections of 2009.
Delightfully quirky typologies of ephemeral urban phenomena from Hong Kong's streets, back alleys and unlikely perches in the sky.