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Take My Picture
by Gary Leonard
Take My Picture documents the weird, the fun, the serious, and the ironic -- from wacky tourists and posturing politicians co rising and falling sears that up Los Angeles, a city famous for identifying itself with image. Gary Leonard's photos provide a telling, evocative, and provocative backdrop for the eclectic juxtapositions occurring in the vast metropolis. By ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Really Great Books
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A documentarian rather than a traditional photojournalist, Leonard's work often is rather pedestrian from a technical standpoint. But this collection roams far afield, from a grip-and-grin at the Staples Center groundbreaking to a gay pride parade, a free clinic, a barrio public pool and a black church. This really does serve as a snapshot of L.A.