HYPEBEAST’s Los Angeles City Guide

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HYPEBEAST's Los Angeles City Guide

I was asked by HYPEBEAST to create a Los Angeles city guide for a post sponsored by Footaction. There was a tight deadline for the post so I had a lot to do in a short timespan. After I chose the topics for tastemakers to weigh in on and reveal their favorite spots in the city, I then reached out to an array of my contacts in LA and asked if they would contribute to the article. I was a little worried about people not wanting to participate due to the sponsorship, but a lot of Angelenos were still excited to be a part of it. Some of the names involved in the final piece are Eddie Cruz, Spanto and Waraire Boswell, just to name a few.

I gathered all of the tastemaker’s recommendations, ran around the city over the weekend shooting photos, gathered more iconic photos from another LA photographer and wrote the introduction for the story, all over the course of a few days. This culminated with the post going online and getting amazing engagement (over 160 comments). Check out the city guide for yourself and find some new spots to try in LA!

“La Brea between First and Second on any Saturday afternoon. Nice mix of youth and OGs roaming around.” – Eddie Cruz of Undefeated on the best place in LA for street photography