TRUTH is, most Angelenos have it hard. We are composed of hardworking minorities that are not given equal opportunities for growth and change. Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second largest city in the United States. Like New York City, we don't mess around with injustice and inequality. We are proud of our ethnic diversity and will overcome any adversity together as Angelenos.
For this series of photos, I could have easily gone out and shot the "glamours" and "trendy" parts of Los Angeles. The palm trees, the beaches and the airbrushed models driving their G-Wagons. Isn't that what everyone like to see? It feels too inauthentic to only document those parts of Los Angeles. To live in LA, you got to keep it real.