The roving shooters of web photo diary Snap/Shot Galleria share their gritty visions of street-level Los Angeles, California, where contrasty images mirror the gaping space between entertainment industry glitz and everyday life struggles.
Having started his photography life with film and a darkroom, Snap/Shot Galleria founder Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin now leans heavily on his Samsung Galaxy S2 and a variety of apps to help build an "endless portrait of the city."
"The ability to to take pictures without carrying my larger camera has been a game-changer," Boyd-Bouldin said. "And the trade-off with image quality is made up for with size, convenience and overall mobility of the platform. Having such a small (and silent) camera, I have been able to take pictures that I just wouldn't have been able to take with my larger setup."
Although the site features snaps of fashion shoots and theater performers too, the focus remains on stark images of seemingly mundane street life, often snapped with mobile devices.
"Being that L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world, most of the photographs associated with the city are centered around that image," Boyd-Bouldin explained. "That runs contrary to the experience that I and several of my friends have had growing up here, so I thought that it would be great to have a platform to fill that void and showcase our interpretations of Los Angeles."
The site features four core photographers -- Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin, Erwin Recinos, Leo Quijano II and Luis Torres -- and accepts contributions from other L.A. shooters. They're always on the lookout for new photographers who share their fine art approach to capturing the city.
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