March 26, 2013
L I F E / To Put On Your Book-Wishlist
Meet photographer Nicholas Alan Cope's unique vision of Los Angeles. (What? no palm trees, malls, z boys, Hollywood sign? Sorry for thinking in clichés guys, only know LA from movies)
"Searching for the sublime core of the city's true nature, Cope strips away the extraneous, and focuses on the sheer beauty and simplicity of the cityscape.
To an outsider, the profound cultural, historical, and architectural imprint of the City of Angels can be lost amongst the unsightly sprawl of stucco, strip malls, and irrelevant adornment.
While the sunlight can be unforgiving and harsh, bleaching the landscape into a pale hue, the allure, for Cope, lies in the consistency and ubiquity of the buildings combined with
the severity of the light accentuating the dramatic elegance of the architecture. Whitewash utilizes the whitest whites, the blackest blacks, and the modern and stark architecture
of an idealized future that never arrived to tell the visual story of LA's uniquely conflicted soul." - from the press release
I am in urgent need of this book.
Whitewash by Nicholas Alan Cope, with a foreword by Rick Owens
Out on April 16.