Car culture and architectural advertising in Los Angeles during America’s golden age of the automobile
Ashok Sinha is a New York-based photographer whose large scale landscape photographs picture uncommon perspectives. His photographs have been exhibited by The Museum of the City of New York, the International Center of Photography, and The Royal Photographic Society.
"I love cars and I love Los Angeles for being a city of cars. Over the last decade or so, I have been intrigued by L.A.’s love affair with the automobile, tracing back to a time when cars themselves were objects of beauty. Those cars are no longer on the streets today but the buildings from that era remain. As an architectural photographer, I wanted to capture L. A.’s car-culture-induced optimism and ambition reflected in polychromatic, star-spangled coffee shops, gas stations, and car washes, that once lured the gaze of passing motorists." (Ashok Sinha)