Art Uncovered

Premiere DateMay 26, 2015
00:00 L.A. By Car
01:26 Moving to Los Angeles
04:15 Pedestrians
05:25 Staging Photos
07:39 Snapshots
09:33 Google Street View
10:56 Public and Private
12:31 Directing Pedestrians
16:32 Fast Food Landscaping
20:23 Living in L.A.
22:08 Ambiguity
25:46 Finish

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.

Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…