Currently on view at Martha Otero Gallery and presented by Converse and Union Los Angeles is a photo exhibition and first edition book release, exploring the social and physical themes of Los Angeles and its neighborhoods by photographer Michael Shields. Taken from inside a LAPD helicopter, Shields’ photographs focus on the physical environment of the greater Los Angeles area and on the resulting social patterns within the city, rather than the beach and glamor, fun-in-the-sun summer shots typically taken of LA. Through these wide shots that span around 15 miles of city, viewers get a sense of how the structure and resulting environment affect the city and its inhabitants. Hurry if you would like to see this show in person though. It closes on August 1.

In regards to the book (with print of first vertical image below), here is some information. There is also a poster (image below with text) available for $50. Please contact the gallery to purchase.

The Anatomy of LA, 2013
Hardcover, 84 pages, Edition of 50.
Book 16.5 x 12.5 inches (41.91 x 31.75 cm)
1st Edition, $225
110/105 Facing West, 2013 [image below poster image]
Archival pigment prints, Edition of 50.
Print 21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Complimentary with 1st edition book purchase