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.

33 comments:

ZxM Style-Squared said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Filipa Fonseca said...

Aww I'm the biggest fan of Cope's work! You should probably search for Lewis Baltz as well! x

http://fii-fon-seca.blogspot.pt

Lisette Rivera said...

wow, looks so good. LA has some beautiful places.

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

When I think of LA (never been there as well) I think in COLOR. These minimal black and white images therefor are a refreshing new take on the city! :)

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Lauren Jade said...

You just have the best taste in literally everything haha x

Lauren-Jade @ Dainty Bones
http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk

lilyanna said...

his work is incredible, such a fan
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Floortje van Cooten said...

Very cool

Domonique Wilson said...

I adore this, I absolute love it when you can't spot what city a shot was taken instantly :)

x

ODYSSEY said...

Adding this book to my must-have list!

Eline said...

wauwauwauw

hiPop said...

A suprematist perfection.

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Malwina Bąkowicz said...

very inspiring blog. I invite you to my minimalist jewelry world :)

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inkarlcerating said...

wana stare at this forever

Anonymous said...

I live in los angeles, so i've learned to see the beauty Cope sees. You should definitely visit los angeles in winter. There's some really beautiful architecture

Chelsea said...

The sharp lines and geometric shapes... I can hardly believe this kind of architecture exists in LA! (My knowledge is all from movies, too)

Nathan Moy said...

Lurve these geometric minimal structures, well not so minimal, but you know what I mean. Is it lame if I dream of Phoebe Philo designing my flat with the Céline aesthetic? Think pink marble tables/shelves, celine wood doors and decors, white marble floors, fuzzy carpets from fw13-4 etc.... lol

xx The Provoker
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Francesca Giagnorio said...

Great post! All white

Francesca from http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

JASMINA said...

It would be a crime not to follow this blog,so I am following you.
XO

Hannah Brukharden said...

Great photos , seems so pure images:D

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Susanne said...

What a cool find! This one definitively goes on my whishlist.

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

This is beauts, I want it too!


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Anne said...

that's beautiful, thank you for sharing this.

Tanya Minxy said...

Such a beautiful interpretation of LA. =^.^=
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Kim said...

Wauw zo mooi! En je denkt niet meteen aan LA!

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l i s a z h a n g said...

fashion that crosses with architecture that crosses with art.

Love this take on LA's buildlings as its not something I have seen apart from the glamourous side of LA.

Reminds me very much of Peter Eisenmans architecture!

x

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The Golden Soul said...

Amazing <3

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XOXO,
Inês

Kri said...

this is brilliant !

e.heart said...

Looks like an incredible book! Your blog is so lovely, I love your style and your living space xx

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Joanna Paterek said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! his photos are amazing!!!

love


justin wong said...

love it!

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