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.
In #timeslikethese , it can be helpful to #lookonthebrightside . Consider this removed payphone. No handset to touch = no spread! There now, I feel better already *😭* 30 Las Tunas Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
A beauty submitted by @rewsmedia
156 E Bonita Ave ste c-3, San Dimas, CA 91773
1700 W Valley Blvd C, Alhambra, CA 91803
17846 Clark Ave
Bellflower, CA 90706
3500 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
11 Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
Couple of beauties submitted by @california_signs . Mid-town, exact location unknown.
Taken before GPS turned on. Exact location unknown.
Another one taken before I turned on GPS, you guys are going to know where this is. I've tried a number of times to find it again on @google maps and come up empty, so I'm just posting it now. ... Chatting up Summer and Ronnie at @yorksquareliquor and learned that those bolt nubs and rusty patches out front are the scars left by a bank of three payphones once standing on the spot. Apparently they attracted all manner of riff-raff, ... Got a pole with a cup on top that's even visible in the @google #streetview image! 😂
9003 E Fairview Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91775
@codefabulous got that asymmetrical eye 👀
2707 N Broadway, Lincoln Heights
200 Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006
3102 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032