Ariel Swartley | Our Part of Town
Whiskey Flats to Point Fermin, San Pedro, L.A. A mile-long neighborhood of hills and fog, bordered on three sides by ocean. Geologically, it used to be an island. Still feels like one. Many houses date to the early 1900s, though they've seen some modifications along the way. I've lived here since 2003. We keep trying to gentrify but don't really succeed.
The photos are printed on vellum, then laid on top of warm-toned bamboo paper whose texture show through. The small scale --they're printed at 5 x 7 and matted in an 8 x 10 opening--suits the modest scale of the community. Recently I put 20 views in a book. See it here.