A writer, a photographer and a street artist discuss how they capture the “real LA” in their work.
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Michael Connelly has written nineteen novels -- the latest is the The Burning Room -- featuring the LAPD homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. Now Bosch is coming alive, in a TV series being shot in studio and on location in Los Angeles. Connelly talks about the LA sites that play strong characters in his books. Plus retired LAPD detective Rick Jackson describes his role as a consultant on the show.
Andrew Ward is an assistant director and photographer whose recent project, Sofas of LA, consists of photographing abandoned sofas spotted on L.A.’s streets and reporting them to the city. What do abandoned sofas and mattresses tell us about life in Los Angeles?
Guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal and his wife, film title designer Deborah Ross, will trade in political satire for an owl’s view of Los Angeles, with “Street Wise,” opening in Terminal 6 at LAX at the end of October. Conal, Ross and art critic Shana Nys Dambrot talk about an “ecstatic art” project that marries sky-high drone photography and the wise old birds of the natural world.
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