MUSE-ings – Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles Photography Book

MUSE-ings LA Arts District Photography Book

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MUSE-ings Los Angeles Photography Book

Featuring Photos of LA Arts District by Melissa Richardson Banks

“BUY THE BOOK – GET A PRINT” EXCLUSIVE OFFERmuseings photography book of LA Arts District

Purchase the book directly from the artist for a limited time, get a SIGNED copy AND receive FREE print! (Valued at $25, the unframed borderless 8″ print is pre-selected by the photographer.)

MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles features my signature “on-the-fly” narrative images depicting my fast-changing urban neighborhood. The book is available for sale at local retailers and online through my website and Amazon.com.

Captured and shared daily, my photographs are intended to give an insider’s glimpse into the Arts District, which was transformed in the 1980s by artists who created studios in former industrial warehouses and is now in the midst of yet another major renaissance, complete with new restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, retail stores, condo lofts, and more.

It’s been said that my point of view seems more like someone admiring a loved one than a tourist taking photos on vacation. A pile of colorfully painted bricks covered in graffiti from a demolished industrial building, luscious blossoms against stark concrete, blinding rooftop sunsets, bold skies crisscrossed by power lines, serpentine wire twirled around iron fences, and the promise of a new day as the sun rises over historic bridges are among the many images that evoke the sense of a place more pastoral or even more exotic than what you’d expect to find in the center of the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area.

MUSE-ings pp 10-11_1My book includes 92 full-color photographs and an introductory essay. It was designed by art director Christy Addis who began collecting low-res images for personal enjoyment months prior to knowing me. Shortly after she did, out of the blue, Addis emailed me a draft layout of images, suggesting that we collaborate on a book.

MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles is sold in person at local retailers and online through the Downtown Muse blog. It is also distributed nationwide through Amazon.com. The hardcover book retails for $25 plus tax and shipping.