George Byrne’s L.A.
Sure, there are plenty of beautiful and famous people roaming the streets of L.A., but have you seen the parking lots in that city? Australian-born, now L.A.-based photographer George Byrne sees plenty of magic in the city’s mundane pit stops. Whether he’s pointing his camera at a brightly-painted emergency door or an old petrol station, George’s snaps prove just how photogenic bricks and concrete can be.
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“The process of making my work involves a mix of shooting pictures out in the field, assemblage on screen and in cutout form in my studio. The shooting part is just very random and instinctual, I take my cameras everywhere in my car and just keep my eye out for things. Leading up to an exhibition, once I have enough material I go about working out what the show is and putting it together.”
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