Chinatown #7


Photo by Tam Truong, used with permission:

 

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Hollywood #4


“a tad more beautiful…”

Photo by Ren Rentz, used with permission.

“On Melrose, life is a tad more beautiful if wearing Prada while driving Porsche.” – Ren Rentz, via Flickr.

MacArthur Park


“…just [a] mundane aspect of their neighborhood.”

Photo by Benjamin Y., used with permission

This specific alley caught my eye because of the interaction between the individual in the alley and the person in the SUV. These small alleyways around LA may seem unique and interesting to photographers, but to many people who live in the area, it is just [a] mundane aspect of their neighborhood. – Benjamin Y.

Burbank #2


Photo by Vahagn Karapetyan, used with permission

“Unfortunately, this particular alley has no elaborate history or exciting backstory. It is located in Burbank and nested in the midst of obscure warehouses. Perhaps its only redeeming quality are the eerie, yet restrained, warm hues struggling to ward off the blandness that pervades the entire place.” – Vahagn Karapetyan

Downtown #9


“[K]ind of obsessed…”

Photo by Michael Farquhar, used with permission

“I am a recent transplant to LA, and have been kind of obsessed with all of the graffiti and alleys since I got out here.” – Michael Farquhar

Mid-City #2


“[O]ne of the cleanest alleys I’ve seen…”

Photo by Justin Sangani, used with permission

“It’s definitely one of the cleanest alleys I’ve seen, I think that made it unique for me. It gave it it’s own character but I don’t know if the image would have worked without my dog.” – Justin Sangani

Downtown #8


“[T]he scene of the alley was suitable…”

Photo by Balbir Bassan, used with permission

“I took it because I hadn’t done any real photography for a month and I figured the scene of the alley was suitable, so I just waited for people and snapped.” – Balbir Bassan

Olvera Street, Downtown


Photo by Gary Cohen via Flickr and used with permission.

[Ed note: We’ll admit we had never heard of Naud Junction before, but have since learned it’s a tiny stretch of real estate in Downtown, near Phillippe’s. Map]

East Hollywood



Photo by WM MacCollum, who noted: “The alley is behind a few store fronts in the Melrose, Heliotrope area owned and managed by http://www.melrosestudios.net.”

Used with permission.