McCollister was generous enough to let me shadow him a couple of weekends and watch him work. His blog, which evolved into a book, “East of West L.A. — caught my attention a while ago. I was captivated by his eye, the way in which he was able to evoke a Los Angeles free of cliche and bold-faced name. An L.A. born and bred Angelenos recognize and navigate through 95% of the time. Gorgeous work that’s intensley felt and sensitively expressed. I remember telling him before I met him, when I was trying to convince him to do the story that I didn’t understand how he was able to capture an L.A. that felt so personal — and what I meant was, he was expressing L.A. as I saw it, felt it. I’d link to the piece, but it’s not online. There is talk about posting a photo gallery, when that goes live, I’ll link to it.
(photo by Kevin McCollister, via East of West L.A.”)