31 January 2022

The photographer who can’t get enough of LA and its contradictions

Transport yourself to sunnier days with this homage to California...

Photographer Arnolt Smead lived in LA at the end of the 2000’s, and has been “in awe of the beauty and paradoxes” of California ever since.

The following photo series aims to capture what he calls the state’s “magnetic beauty”, both “natural and contrived”. Scroll through for photos of desert greenery interspersed with beachy scenes. It’s the perfect antidote to a cold, winter’s day…

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