When photographer Patrick Gookin moved to Los Angeles he found himself spending a lot of time in the car. Driving to work he began to notice how strange and out of place the pedestrians looked. Often alone, these figures seemed totally enveloped by an urban environment designed primarily for motorists.
It’s this relationship between the driver and pedestrian that inspired Patrick’s new photo book L.A. By Car. For the book Patrick hired actors to pose as pedestrians on the streets of LA and then photographed them from his car as he drove by. The aesthetic is part snapshot, part Google Street View and the images capture the isolation and surreal beauty that define the experience of driving through in Los Angeles.
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