Mexican-American artist, Ramiro Gomez Jr.’s work showcases the contributions of domestic labourers in the Los Angeles area, by placing them into the scenes of luxury they are responsible for maintaining but appear largely absent after their work is done. Part of The Atlantic‘s American Dreams series, this video portrait by Kelly Loudenberg, gives insight into the personal motivation behind his work, featuring Gomez’s parents who are Mexican immigrants themselves, working jobs similar to those he depicts. Watch the full documentary short below!
Cathy Van Hoang (a.k.a. Petit Beast) is a Los Angeles-based designer and art director. Using sea urchin shells as planters, Hoang photographs the plants upside down to create what look like floating jellyfish (with the plant becoming the tentacles). See more images of Hoang’s air plants below!
Regardless of your position on drones, it’s impossible not to be taken by the amazing shots Ian Wood has put together in his short-form video, “Los Angeles.” While some famous landmarks didn’t make it in, Wood includes a lot of public art (shoutout to our friend Jeff Soto at the 5:20 mark!). See here for a complete list of locations and watch the full video below.