Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Wrinkles criss-cross a homeless man's face on the Santa Monica Pier.


A Valentine's balloon and hazy reflections on the wall in Hermosa Beach.


Beating the heat in the San Fernando Valley.


A man rides a water-powered jet pack in Newport Harbor on the Fourth of July.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Pascualy

A curvaceous sculpture in Little Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Feinstein

A bee on a magnolia flower, photographed from on top of a Silver Lake garage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Will Campbell

A photo of the photographer's son, Jakob, playing with seaweed in Venice


A fellow photographer captures "an Eggleston-esque moment" in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Catherine Weber

Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick plays against the Dodgers on June 25. The Angels won that day, 6-1, at Dodger Stadium.


Birds on a utility pole in Glendale.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kristina Krause

A boy, a wild pigeon and a bouncing baby girl on a late afternoon in Macarthur Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sahra Sulaiman

A feisty mime seen during Art Walk in downtown L.A.


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