On the 10th of april, 2004 I shot my first Polaroid in Los Angeles, the photograph features the Chevron Filling Station on the crossing of La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard. A car had died down in the drive. Sky was grey like concrete and “Dude’s“ bowling site had fallen to demolition. Damn! I had an “In-And-Out“ burger with my sweetheart and turned my back on the city.
Janko Woltersmann, photographer
edition of 500 custom made books
plus 70 signed and numbered SX70 copies
(SX70 includes a 44 by 33 cm pigment print)
84 full color pages
water-based digital pigment print
235 x 302 cm, paper over boards, crystal clear cover
text either German / English
Aimlessness has long been one of the defining values here. Because of the fear of earthquakes, the city was built expansively and close to the ground, so there’s very little that stands in the way of one’s view; even a mere two-story house catches the eye.
Freddy Langer, writer
When I was driving through the streets of Los Angeles I kept asking myself: “Where is the city?“
Janko’s Polaroid Pictures have the sound of an answer to that question.
Helge Schlaghecke, publisher
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