Photographer Robert Landau has been documenting LA’s built and populated environment for more than 30 years. His recent images, taken within, say, the past five years, might inspire a Kitsch/Not Kitsch? exhibition. For example, the above photo of Andaz Hotel on Sunset Strip is one of our weekly photo previews for Paperback LA Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crime. Taken just last year, it begs the question: Is it kitsch if it’s on purpose? I say yes. What say you?
Check back next week for another photo surprise, part of our warm-up to the May, 2018 publication. We’re sharing some pictures that are not in the book, most of them gone now from the cityscape.