East of West LA: Kevin McCollister

Photographer Kevin McCollister presents images from his series, East of West LA.

East of West LA is an ongoing project, now in its eighth year. Without quite realizing it, I’ve taken on the task of refuting the exhausted caricature of Los Angeles as a city of laid-back pleasure-seekers with photographs of Hispanic grandmothers, bridges over the sluggish L.A. River, neon apartment signs, storefront churches, and more. What started off as a whim has grown into a serious commitment resulting in gallery shows, widespread Internet coverage, and my book, East of West LA.”