As I wandered around Los Angeles the other day, I was looking for inspiration through art. I always enjoy seeing murals, graffiti and galleries around the city, but I didn’t want to just shoot a straight-up piece without any additional elements. Thankfully, as I was walking away from a semi-insane person who appeared to be yelling at everyone who passed by, I looked into this gallery I had never seen before. It was closed, but it looked interesting. And that’s when I noticed the reflection.
I instantly knew how I would shoot it and how I would edit these images. I knew how I’d crop them. I knew how I’d create a small series of images using reflections around Los Angeles. I was inspired by the art reflected on art. I was inspired by the people that surrounded the art. I was fueled by this.
Later on, I decided to add older images to the series, shots I took around the city earlier this year. I think part of this idea stemmed from my trip to Italy. When I was in Italy, everything was new so there was constant inspiration. When I came back to Los Angeles, a city I love, I had a hard time rediscovering that “new” feeling. I knew the city. So, I started looking for other ways to capture what I knew. That’s when I stumbled upon the start of this series, which is really just a great way to rediscover the city, its art and its people through reflections.