cathedral city, ca
this photograph is part of a larger body of work called fabricating desert, which explores a constructed reality of the natural landscape as a result of abstracting desert architecture. the series focuses on desert towns and cities in the southwest where much of the architecture both disrupts and mimics the surrounding landscape.
chinatown, los angeles
chinatown is one of my favorite places in la to photograph. it’s an architecturally unique microcosm of los angeles where old and new styles are constantly fighting for attention.
west adams, los angeles
this photograph was taken while driving around the west adams neighborhood of los angeles - most notably known for its historic victorian mansions and craftsman bungalows. i couldn’t tell you what this house actually looked like but i’ve now suddenly become interested in the sculptural qualities produced by fumigation tents.
sinziana velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in los angeles, california. she is a graduate of the university of southern california with a b.a. in comparative literature and film. her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. appropriating architectural vocabulary, velicescu disrupts everyday topography via careful composition to develop an elegant and humorous narrative to tell the story of place. velicescu's award winning series, “on the periphery,” has been shown in galleries internationally and is now available as a hardcover book, published by aint-bad.