May 3rd '18

Wilshire Blvd by Adrian Gaut


In his latest book “Wilshire Blvd,” photographer Adrian Gaut compiles four years-worth of images taken along the iconic boulevard. Art deco facades, mid-century design, and soaring glass skyscrapers are reimagined as dramatic portraits of the Los Angeles cityscape.

On a drive to the beach one day through Los Angeles’ Wilshire Blvd., photographer Adrian Gaut was struck by the beauty of the buildings lining the street. “You go from these sort of crazy downtown skyscrapers to modern stucco stuff to postmodern stuff to glass and steel,” he tells us. “There’s this whole range of things, and I thought of it as a sort of conceptual framework for a project.”

Having honed his craft shooting commercial work for various publications, Gaut decided to continue documenting the myriad styles of architecture displayed along the boulevard. Four years later, the result is a 178-page book filled with color and black-and-white images taken along a 15-mile stretch—from Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles. Captured in his characteristic up-close style, the book presents powerful portraits of some of Wilshire’s most recognizable facades.■