WHITEWASH: MINIMALIST URBAN ARCHITECTURE OF LOS ANGELES

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The vivid city of Los Angeles is interpreted by photographer Nicholas Alan Cope in this photography book titled Whitewash, revealing forms, surfaces and volumes in visually stunning black and white images.
His subjects of minimalist urban architecture stand out as an irony to what we typically perceive of the glamorous sprawling city on the surface and draws attention to the fact that much of LA is highly polarized in its demographic, urban planning, lifestyles and culture. As best described by Rick Owens in its forward:

Whitewash utilizes the whitest whites, the blackest blacks, and the modern and stark architecture of an idealized future that never arrived to tell the visual story of LA’s uniquely conflicted soul.

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