Los Angeles: A Photographic Portrait

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From its original settlement named "The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels" by Spanish colonists in 1781, Los Angeles was destined for greatness. Stephen Bay's photographs capture a bold and sassy metropolitan city where the scenery is dramatic and always changing. Downtown's skyscrapers are in sharp contrast to distinctive neighborhoods that reflect the broad character of L.A. Follow his personal tour of this magical place that includes eclectic beach towns, ethnically rich districts, the star-studded media ...
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From its original settlement named "The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels" by Spanish colonists in 1781, Los Angeles was destined for greatness. Stephen Bay's photographs capture a bold and sassy metropolitan city where the scenery is dramatic and always changing. Downtown's skyscrapers are in sharp contrast to distinctive neighborhoods that reflect the broad character of L.A. Follow his personal tour of this magical place that includes eclectic beach towns, ethnically rich districts, the star-studded media production center of Hollywood, and the glamour of Beverly Hills.
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The Miracle Mile; Mulholland Drive; LAX; Chinatown; Watts; UCLA; West Hollywood: Famed California photographer Stephen Bay snags disparate essences of Los Angeles in this large-scale portrait of a great American city.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781885435699
  • Publisher: Twin Lights Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Series: Photographic Portrait Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    Beautiful Photos, fills a niche

    As a former resident of LA, I have been looking for a nice book of LA photos for awhile, but they are all like $50 to $100 or more. Now this book comes along and it is only $27, and the pictures are as beautiful as any I've seen in the more expensive books. Bay covered most of the usual suspects, such as Watts Towers, Grauman's Chinese, Beverly Hills Hotel, etc., but he got some unusual ones as well. Check out the wild dragon sand sculpture. This is really the only LA photo book available at a reasonable price, and it is top-notch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2006

    Stunning Images

    This book is filled with crisp, artful images. Many are hauntingly beautiful. It¿s a must have for anyone who loves California. I¿ve added it to my California photography collection. Anyone who happens to see the book on my coffee table is compelled to look at every single image. Stephen Bay is definitely a photographer with a bright future ahead of him. Beautiful! A must have!

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