Angel City West 2 by Mark Steinmetz. First edition (2016). Edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. This is 274/350. Signed by Mark Steinmetz to a label tipped into the back cover. No markings, the book is in new condition, please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Angel City West is the second volume of a three volume set of Steinmetz’s early images from Los Angeles, taken in the 1980’s.
Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz. In his preface to the work, Steinmetz describes living in a studio apartment in the Miracle Mile district. Complete with a futon surrounded by a dozen roach motels and a makeshift darkroom set up in a tiny nook off of the bathroom. It didn’t take long before he ran into Garry Winogrand. He enabled Winogrand to photograph through the car window while Steinmetz navigated the streets of his new home town.
Viewed together in book form, the 58 photographs presented in Angel City West document Steinmetz finding his own voice as an artist. In light of the later projects for which he has become so well known, this early series of street photographs, informal portraits and landscapes foreshadows the sometimes humorous, oftentimes sad, and always poignant mood that runs through Mark Steinmetz’s work.
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