For several years I’ve been photographing payphones. As sometimes happens with a documentary filmmaker, what started as a simple hobby evolved into a full-blown project. But rather than organizing my material into a traditional linear story, Instagram has become the medium for this ongoing exploration of the rapidly disappearing public phone in Los Angeles. Unless noted, all photos and videos are shot by myself on my Pixel 2/3 smart phone – adding a deliciously ironic subtext to the entire project.
1620 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
When @google #streetview snapped, this baby still had its handset.
5619 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
"KEEP CITIES(?) ALIVE" Anybody read that differently?
Clearing out the backlog. Another taken before I enabled GPS on my #pixel2
Taken before I turned on GPS on my #pixel2. So location unknown (or un-remembered! 🤷🏽♂️)
Talked to Tony at 76 who's been working there forever. Two payphones were removed in broad daylight. Unfortunately he wouldn't go on camera, because he is a CHARACTER.
3678 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Drive-by phoning! I don't make a habit of shooting from behind the wheel (hunting, yes, like a 🦅), but when you're grinding out rush hour on #melrose #yougottadowhatyougottado
4620 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
742 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Helps your engine run like new!
4530 Angeles Crest Hwy, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
This photo was submitted by @midmodangelina . But the last time I saw this phone, I had taken my daughter to get some ice cream and someone was either using, or attempting to use it.
Gone, baby, gone. Somewhere on New High St.
Behold! #microdoc No. 7 featuring the singular Juan Camacho, alias @screwyblooms . From 2016-2018, Juan adorned dozens of soul-less payphone shells around Los Angeles. At the time, he was working at Deluxe Media in #filmrestoration - the source for much ... It's my birthday!! 🥳 One year and 263 delapidated posts later (including six #microdoc s!), and @payphonesoflosangeles is more excited than ever to keep this broken train rolling down the track! Thank you to everyone who's been along for the ...
424 W College St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Someone lose a sock?
400 W. Foothill, Monrovia, CA 91016