The man carrying a fold up shopping bag to the store. It’s the little habits of the people you see changing from time to time all over the city. It’s from these little bits of changed behavior that makes me feel the city is constantly innovating and improving itself.
“The growth of intimacy is like that. First one gives off his best pictures, the bright and finished product mended with bluff and falsehood and humour. Then more details are required and one paints a second portrait, and a third - before long the best lines cancel out - and the secret is exposed at last; the planes of the pictures have intermingled and given us away, and though we paint and paint we can no longer sell a picture.”—Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and the Damned
“When we close our eyes and picture anything, all we can see is L.A. It’s a place of borrowed nostalgia for thousands of fictional sunsets; a stand-in for far-flung coastlines and fantastical worlds; a land of competition, contradiction, and (often maligned) creativity. And as much as any city in the world, it’s a product of the 20th century, from its infrastructure to its industries to its insistence on doing everything it does with the help of a car.”—http://www.good.is/the-la-issue