1975 Los Angeles by Ed Ruscha


The Getty has 45,856 digitized photographs of Los Angeles by Edward Ruscha. I went to look at just a part of it, May 1975 (3,724 images).  There are black and white photographs of entire stretches of streets in our city, for example every structure along Melrose Avenue for miles. Many who possess far greater insights than I will concoct…

Sunday Morning Victory


On a Sunday morning along Victory, east of Kester, the wide street is mostly empty. It is also empty on Van Nuys Boulevard. And the only person on Friar Street pushes a shopping cart with her belongings.   Under the dull fog, Van Nuys might be sleeping late. Sleeping off Cervezas. Many work on Sundays,…