October 17, 2017

A Photographer's Guide to LA by @dylan.schwartz

Words + Photos : Dylan Schwartz

Dylan Schwartz is well-known for his urban, and often aerial, photography. And as a resident of Los Angeles, there's always plenty to capture. 

We asked him to share some of his favorite spots, since Dylan is helping co-host our City Blitz Giveaway! (Today's the last day to win a rad trip to LA and a chance to hang out with Dylan and explore one of these locations!) 

Elysian Park, overlooking the 110S

This sprawling park near downtown provides many views of the DTLA skyline and Dodger Stadium. This particular location combines an aerial view of L.A.’s freeways lined up perfectly with the skyline. Inside the park you’ll find many hikes and viewpoints to inspire your own composition.

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Figueroa Terrace 

This small neighborhood just east of Chinatown give you an elevated view and puts you almost eye-level with the L.A. skyline. It provides an unique perspective on everyday L.A. neighborhood life, with a backdrop of the gleaming skyscrapers of L.A.’s downtown.

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Griffith Park


This is one of the country’s largest municipal parks, 5 times bigger than New York’s Central Park. It has miles of hikes and countless views. Some of the best views are of the Griffith Park Observatory and the famed Hollywood sign.

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Chinatown

Walking into LA’s Chinatown is like walking onto a movie set. This neighborhood just north of Downtown has the perfect mix of classic Chinatown institutions and new school restaurants and galleries. Go in the evening to see the real LA Chinatown in all its neon glory.

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