Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth
Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Photographs: Jonathan Hollingsworth

Publisher: Just One Guy Press

64 pages

Pictures: 44

Year: 2008

Price: 25

Comments: Hardcover with tipped in photograph, 23,5 x 18,3 cm, color photographs. First edition limited to 1000 copies. In very good condition.

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 In his most recent body of work, Hollingsworth sends up his former home of Los Angeles, the vortex of American pop culture, playing the characters who populate and define it -- personas ranging from the well-worn stereotypes to the forgotten and disenfranchised. Shot entirely on Polaroid film, the images have a mug-shot aesthetic, whereby each character seems to have been momentarily plucked from his immediate environment for scrutiny under the artist's no-holds-barred gaze.

'When I moved to Los Angeles, I had just graduated from a pricey university, the economy was tanking out, jobs were sparse, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life ... but a couple of good, mercilessly driven friends had moved there, and I knew the sun shone 300+ days of the year so I packed my car and drove cross-country. The day I arrived, I had this sinking feeling that I had made a terrible mistake, that I didn't fit in. I was right, but the love/hate relationship lasted for five years. I didn't begin working on the series until well after I'd left. Inspired by the people I actually knew, wanted to know or forget -- or just the guy sitting next to me in his Honda on the 405 in the gridlock of Friday afternoon traffic -- these pictures are a wicked, loving valentine to a city, which if female, would be the sort of wildcat you might entertain for a while, but would never take home to mom.'"

- From the publisher


Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

Jonathan Hollingsworth ,Everybody I Ever Met in L. A.

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