L.A. in Sharp Contrast
For years Nicholas Alan Cope has photographed the dramatic, sun-bleached facades of Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills and Hollywood to Culver City. Stucco, concrete, and stone buildings are captured in high contrast and free of embellishment, appearing equally refined and alluring as Classical and Modern monuments.
In the foreword to Cope’s monograph WHITEWASH published by powerHouse Books, Rick Owens says, “This kind of light makes decisions easier. More black and white. Good vs. bad, pure vs. impure, aspiration vs. collapse. Determined grim optimism vs. self indulgent despair.”