Los Angeles - Yesterday's Places Today
South Broadway, Hollywood Boulevard, and Santa Monica
by Nancy Lehrer
Nearly a century since its beginnings, Los Angeles and its surrounding suburbs are still dotted with historic reminders of the city's early 20th century emergence as a modern metropolis with lavish theatres and grand buildings in a variety of architectural styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Neo-Gothic to Art-Deco. The images presented here illustrate our modern 21st century life integrated among these vestiges from the past and covers the areas of Los Angeles' South Broadway Theatre District, Hollywood Boulevard, and Santa Monica.
Nancy Lehrer: Computer Scientist by profession, classical musician by history, and photographer by passion. "I set out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple scenes, conversations and actions. Concentrating on layers, color, and gesture I aim to weave a specific action in with its backdrop. I am an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of today’s culture and community." Nancy Lehrer, is an independent photographer based in Thousand Oaks, California and has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Nancy has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, Gerd Ludwig, and Arthur Meyerson. She has received several local awards, and she lectures on photography in Los Angeles and Ventura County California.