The photographer lived in Downtown Los Angeles for a couple of years. As he was doing long walks trough the district he decided to fix this part of the city starting from the number 738 which was his personal address on films. Using his analog film camera, Nicolas offer us a journey in an empty Los Angeles. Discover this serie of photographs. Discover the biography, cv and a selection of his photograph available for sale.
Using a large format camera I have been photographing, for the past four years, the urban landscape of Los Angeles. The title ‘738' derives from the building number where I lived, the starting point to my daily photographic excursions. The images revolve around the tension between the idea of longing and belonging somewhere; far into the topography of longing.
This work is about the fabric of what constitutes a place, where spaces, objects and random encounters await to be appropriated with meaning, with a significance that will enable us to find among fragmented territories, a place to call our own.
738 deals not only with the occupation of space but with the space itself, and the idea that it is possible to allude to a deeper social meaning by describing the surface of hings.
Los Angeles gave me the sense of a city of ultimate futility, carrying with it the eerie possibility that it might vanish as quickly as it appeared. While photographing I would walk, in solitude, the same streets over and over again, revealing little by little its beauty deep below the gritty and rugged surface of its streets....