Robert Lang depicts a dream state of West Hollywood and the undertone of urban decay and of how sinister it can be.
‘In the toxic fog of endless sunshine and Hollywood hooligans, Los Angeles has always been the melting pot of society.
The photo series is a voyeuristic envision of a night out of a misfit who wanders the neon lit night scene of Sunset Strip, The Valley and East Hollywood.
In a city filled with mental illness, the tone of the photographs depict a dream state of West Hollywood and the undertone of urban decay and of how sinister it can be.
She is a complicated person and beautifully tragic, Like LA itself, the occupants of this wasteland invite tragedy into their life to feel like everyone else.
I am always interested in the odd balls and weirdos of Los Angeles and one day, when looking for a apartment to rent in West Hollywood, this creature was sat on the couch with a scraggly peroxide wig, unintentionally smeared makeup taping her pleather boot heel repeatedly on the floor while puffing hard on a cigarette, only known as the enigma Natale. I was intrigued by her but could only find a fake Facebook account of her.
Fascinated by her, I created a story line on what she would do on a night out in LA and where she would go.’
Photographer : Robert Lang
Make up: Milk Makeup
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