Category: Wall Street

Gas pump and man with shopping cart

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Again, life on Wall Street in downtown Los Angeles, this time mashed up with a gas pump.

You can see this at  my current show, which is at the Vape Supply Co. on 129 E. 6th St in downtown Los Angeles, until Sept. 6. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy or would be willing to host gallery space, shoot me a note at motoelvis@mac.com, Twitter @editordanevans, or just check out my Etsy page.

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Wall Street mash-up

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This is a composite of two images. Well, clearly, but here’s the backstory. The top image is from a suburban subdivision in San Jose, taken during a trip my wife Donna and I took in the summer of 2013 trying to document a bunch of different “Wall Streets” in the state. Click here for more information about that trip.

The second images was taken earlier this year near the corner of 4th and Wall streets. The gentleman pictured is clearly just hanging on, though I don’t know exactly what’s going on with him. I’ve been back to Wall Street in Los Angeles many times, and I haven’t seen him again. In any event, I hope the visual irony (I’m big on that clearly) is clear in this one.

You can see this at  my current show, which is at the Vape Supply Co. on 129 E. 6th St in downtown Los Angeles, until Sept. 6. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy or would be willing to host gallery space, shoot me a note at motoelvis@mac.com, Twitter @editordanevans, or just check out my Etsy page.

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Wall Street Neon

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This is one of the first pieces I made, back in February 2014 while taking Lili Latich’s class in the Arts District. It’s supposed to showcase the irony between Wall Street — the financial capital — and the stretch of pavement in Los Angeles that is in the heart of Skid Row. In this way, “shelters” can have multiple meanings, either as place where the poor and homeless sleep, or a tax dodge to keep the wealthy that way. The red, white and blue coloration are, well, perhaps obvious as well.

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Wall Street – Day 7

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This is an older shot, one I got late last year after I finally got up the courage to walk down Wall Street in downtown Los Angeles with my camera. I often wonder what goes on in that hotel. I may have to get a room sometime, though I doubt I’d sleep much, if at all.

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Wall Street – Day 6

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Just another beautiful day in Los Angeles. Daybreak, though hard on me as a non-morning person, really helps my photography. I wonder sometimes, though, about how to actually capture the area without being on some type of poverty-porn kick. People here are not always friendly toward people with a camera, something I can certainly understand. I don’t have the answer yet, but at least I’m working on it.
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Wall Street – Day 5

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I really wasn’t sure what do to with this one. This man was on the sidewalk, making some bizarre type of thrusting motion against the sidewalk. This is outside one of the SROs on Wall Street, near 5th Street. He didn’t seem to be in distress, but there was also a “Please Do Not Touch” aura coming off him.
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Wall Street – Day 4

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Not sure exactly what draws me to this image. Perhaps it’s just the peace this man appears to be showing as he gets ready for his day.

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Wall Street – Day 3

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These images were taken near the flower mart on Wall Street. I was just intrigued by the flower guy at work with an apparently homeless guy with a cart behind him. Just another Tuesday on Wall Street in Skid Row.

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