THE NATURE OF THE BEAST: Living on the Land in Los Angeles
The great city of Los Angeles sprawls at the northern edges of its namesake basin, which itself is bordered by the Pacific Ocean south and west, with mountains to the north and desert to the east. The climate is famously Mediterranean: bright, hot, and arid. All such are perfect ingredients for an environment that welcomes the wildflowers that bloom in spring, and the spectacular seasonal trees and shrubs that are abundant, sometimes riotous, on the urban landscape.
These photographs feature bougainvillea and other brilliant spring flowers in recent bloom throughout the city, where they cling, unbidden and often unwanted, to fences, walls, telephone poles, and hillsides in neighborhoods of every kind.
Prints from this project are available in editions of 15, in three sizes: 17", 24", and 36".