Neon Rooftops of LA / Drew Ganyer / 2016

Neon Rooftops of LA / Drew Ganyer / 2016


Footnotes

It took me about a month of filming to capture the signs. My goal was to shoot them all around dusk or dawn when there is still a little glow in the sky but the challenge was that all the signs turn on and off at different times and a lot of the signs turn on after dark and turn off before dawn. ➡︎

Neon! Remnants of a lost Los Angeles, city of the mind, remembered and yearned for, the neon lights of L.A.--celestial fires of another sort, green, gold, ruby red, electric blue--guide us down the Wilshire corridor, up through Hollywood and out along Sunset Boulevard west. If Paris is the City of Lights, L.A. is the City of Neon, possessed of a comparable (yet antithetical) beauty and capable as well, like all great cities, of giving rise in the magic of the night to hungers of body, mind and spirit. ➡︎


Extras

 Neon Signs Along Wilshire Boulevard (and other places in the Los Angeles area)

 Mapping 18 of the Landmark Signs That Define Los Angeles

✖︎ Museum of Neon Art

 Neon Timeline


Sources

◼︎ This Video Proves Just How Gorgeous L.A.’s Rooftop Neon Signs Really Are / Brian Champlin / We Like L.A. / 2016

◼︎ Landscape Electric / Kevin Starr / Los Angeles Times / 1999


Christopher Doyle: Filming in the Neon World / West Kowloon Cultural District / 2014

Christopher Doyle: Filming in the Neon World / West Kowloon Cultural District / 2014

California Roll / Snoop Dogg feat. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell Williams / Warren Fu / 2015

California Roll / Snoop Dogg feat. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell Williams / Warren Fu / 2015