You live in Los Angeles, a city that continues to inspire so many artists and creatives. What relationship do you have to it?
I really love this city! I love the beaches and the mountains but I also love the strip malls, I love the industrial areas and the grimy areas. I love the way it smells.
I think it’s a heavily misrepresented city. While many of the stereotypes about LA are true, there is so much that many people who move here even and live here will not understand or come to know. I always hope that I can do a service to my city when I embark on a new project so that informs many of my choices. I choose to source and produce locally - so that I can come to know different parts of the city, and new people, and support in my small way, the workers and creatives and sellers that share my air.
Photography by Layli Samimi