For the past seven years, Los Angeles based architecture photographer Nicholas Alan Cope
has been capturing the striking modernist cityscape the City of Angels has to offer and recently assembled them all in a stunning new book, with a foreword by fashion designer Rick Owens, called Whitewash
. What's so beautiful about Whitewash
is its reliance on the stark abstraction and contrast of the structures to hold your intrigue without telling you what or where the building is—it really is just a surreal and amazing picture book. He does give clues as to the neighborhood, so perhaps some local Angelinos will know and choose to keep the mystery alive, so it remains all about the photography and not the location.
March 29, 2013