In 2008 Bruce Davidson began exploring Los Angeles from the point of view of its exotic plant life. The arid climate, normally hostile to life, allows for an exceptional botanical diversity in L.A. County that reaches from the surrounding foothills and mountain wilderness to the Pacific Ocean. Davidson’s images reveal both the beauty and banality of urban existence in L.A., and the unexpected interactions between the natural and man-made environments.
This clothbound edition presents a departure from Davidson's usual approach to street photography, and the photographs of Los Angeles that he took in the 1960s. Not only do they document a shift in the urban landscape but also a way of seeing the famous city from new and unusual perspectives.
Clothbound hard cover, 68pp, 30 tritone plates. Book size: 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 29.5 x 29 cm.