WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD
A three year (and ongoing) photo essay of Hollywood Blvd.
Even as a young punk I was fascinated with the spectacle of Hollywood Boulevard. Equal parts circus and train wreck, for me it has always been a microcosm of all that is funky about America. Celebrity worship, garish displays of wealth, drug addiction, homelessness, exploitation, and urban decay, all on display for mindless tourists who meander through, handing out the money that perpetuates it all.
This is an ongoing series that wades though the sites and stories of the quarter mile stretch known by the locals as “the boulevard of broken dreams”. While trying to be careful to never mock any individuals, it is a direct attempt at poking a stick at our culture, and holding up a mirror to who we are.