“Los Angeles: so loud, shiny and seemingly unapologetic, is a city that more often than not, people only ever see at face value. They miss the sheer cultural weight, the wonderful diversity that weaves the beauty of this place… But I see it,” mused photographer Myles Hendrik, whose first solo exhibit, Dreams of L.A. is wrapping up.
“To me, it’s a place where the dream is always alive, always moving, and where the waves, the skies, and canyons wind forever with romance and hope all the colors of Disneyland. A million poems screaming to be written.”
Though he has been shooting for decades, Hendrik is perhaps best known for his career as a renowned DJ, especially in the fashion world, having created runway music for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as working major after parties across the global fashion city circuit.
Naturally, his work in A-list crowds has put him in close proximity to the stars often sought after for photographs. But Hendrik insists that his subjects intrigue him for their visual value, not for their social clout — this is what dictates his choice of subject matter.