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"During a wet day in downtown Los Angeles, my camera lens fogged up from the rain and so this shot was out of focus," Mehdi Bouqua said of this image. "Except for a man crossing the street with a big umbrella covering him."


An early morning view from Century City by Maureen Bond.


A magician spins cards through his fingers at the Magic Castle in Hollywood in this image by Daniel Schaefer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Schaefer

A street performer dressed as Spock from "Star Trek" stands on Hollywood Boulevard in this image by Chris Jackson.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson

Dude, a Xoloitzquintle (Mexican hairless) mixed dog catches some air running in his Hawaiian shirt at Conejo Creek dog park in Thousand Oaks in this image by Rick Roman.


A puppeteer performs for a crowd in downtown L.A. in this image by Jonathan Olivares.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathan Olivares

An Oscar statue sits still covered in plastic on the eve of the 84th Academy Awards in this image by Toby Hancock.


An old bus in Venice reflects the colors of the sky at sunset in this image by Betto Rodrigues.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Betto Rodrigues

A couple kisses in downtown L.A.


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Our photos from February seem to have a cold, dark feel in which we’re still trying to emerge from what passes for “winter” in Southern California.

We start with Mehdi Bouqua’s image of a pedestrian in a crosswalk, taken through a fogged-over lens where only the subject is in focus. Likewise with Daniel Schaefer’s image of a magician at the Magic Castle, Chris Jackson’s image of a street performer dressed as Spock, and Betto Rodrigues’s photo of a bus on Venice Beach at sunset.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be February in L.A. without the Academy Awards and Valentine’s Day — the holiday that everyone loves to hate. Toby Hancock’s image of a giant Oscar statue still under wraps lends a ghostly feel to the occasion while  Rinzi Ruiz’s photo of a couple kissing accentuates the holiday with a subtle perspective.

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1 Comment

  1. March 1, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Great photography, really appreciated this end.

    By: dannykemp

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