J. Wesley Brown’s vivid nighttime portraits of bus riders are a refreshing look at a seldom-seen side of Los Angeles. The city’s clogged interchanges are almost iconic, but for many people who live there, these bus stop dwellers represent an even more authentic feeling of home.
Wired is featuring my Riders series today. Shot entirely from a car at stop lights over two and a half years and with the help of friends and assistants who drove, Riders focuses on what to me is the most outward sign of class divide in Los Angeles - car vs. bus. It was an attempt at solving the problem of how to do a series of street photography about Los Angeles but at night with only ambient light.
I also just put some of the series up on my website. It would mean a lot to me if you’d take a look there also.