los angeles: undercover cars

© clint woodside – oceanside, ca [2012]

currently based in los angeles, photographer clint woodside [1976] dips his toe in different pools, and is also a publisher and distributor of small books and publications, and whose roster includes a number of leading names. woodside's first show in his adopted hometown is to open on sat – sept 10 [7pm-10pm] at these days, a gallery and store in downtown los angeles that features emerging artists, alongside collectible and out-of-print photography books and zines, and vintage design objects. the show is aptly entitled undercover cars, and presents a collection of photographs from woodside's recently published book of the very same title.

the work spans five years of shooting, and represents a intriguing photographic study of covered cars that the lensman spotted while traveling around the world, including his very own habitat of southern california. each photo is alive with endearing residential architecture and everyday human habitation, well-worn apartments and houses, painted garage doors, oil-stained driveways, and the familiar local flora. the series documents a place and a time, but is also a true record of photographic obsession, a long-term attachment to a simple theme from which more complex themes can emerge and evolve. location: 118 winston street. second floor [downtown].

© clint woodside – san francisco, ca and los angeles, ca [top and bottom]