Los Angeles: The Coffee Table Picture Book

Photographer Serge Ramelli turns his lens on the vast and complex coastal metropolis of Los Angeles, whose name “City of Angels” reflects its Spanish-Mexican influence, although it is most familiarly and affectionately known by its acronym: “LA.”

Despite the city’s relatively short history, this Californian hub has been the global center of the film industry for over a century.

Stars and starlets have always felt at home beneath their celestial counterparts as seen in a twinkling LA sky captured in Ramelli’s celebrated night photography.

Serge Ramelli on location with his full-frame camera. | GoNOMAD Travel
Serge Ramelli on location with his full-frame camera.

A place of contrasts and stark topography, Los Angeles is well situated for drama and spectacle—flanked by mountains to the north and east, demarcating the San Fernando Valley, opening to the south and west onto Santa Monica Bay, and the coastline of the Pacific Ocean.

Beyond Paramount Pictures Studio and a breathtaking landscape, the Los Angeles map boasts universities and museums, concert amphitheaters and opera houses, and is home to cutting-edge air and spacecraft industries.

It is a geographic region as well as a place in our collective imagination that embodies the American Dream: freedom, space, home ownership, ambition, and the pursuit of luxuries, large and small—while the accompanying urban density, crime, and smog are harsh reminders of its flip side.

Featuring a stunning selection of vibrant and varied photographs, this Los Angeles photo book from YellowKorner star Serge Ramelli captures all the dichotomies and allure of this storied Californian metropolis.

Candid and posed, color and black and white, romantic and documentary, Ramelli’s images is a dynamic visual journey through a fascinating and seductive city.

This is my favorite beach, El Matador Beach. It has been used as a filming location for many movies over the years.
This is my favorite beach, El Matador Beach. It has been used as a filming location for many movies over the years.
 love Beverly Hills because there are no cars on the side of the streets and the palm trees give you an incredible leading line.
I love Beverly Hills because there are no cars on the side of the streets and the palm trees give you an incredible leading line.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of my favorite pieces of architecture in Los Angeles | GoNOMAD Travel
Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of my favorite pieces of architecture in Los Angeles.
This was the first LA sunset that I shot. This photo was taken from Griffith Park.| GoNOMAD Travel
This was the first LA sunset that I shot. This photo was taken from Griffith Park.
Hollywood Sign from the back. I love this location because it gives you this incredible view that includes the Hollywood reservoir on the right. Serge Ramelli photos | GoNOMAD Travel
Hollywood Sign from the back. I love this location because it gives you this incredible view that includes the Hollywood reservoir on the right.
Hollywood Hills houses and someone jogging. I love how nature is greener over there.
Hollywood Hills houses and someone jogging. I love how nature is greener over there.
This location is a secret from a friend of mine who is a photographer in LA. I promised him I would not reveal where I took this photo from, but I love the view!
This location is a secret from a friend of mine who is a photographer in LA. I promised him I would not reveal where I took this photo from, but I love the view!
I love the architecture of the canals in Venice. | GoNOMAD Travel
I love the architecture of the canals in Venice.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Dolby Theater | GoNOMAD Travel
The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Dolby Theater.


Biography of 
Serge Ramelli

The French photographer Serge Ramelli specializes in urban and landscape photography. He is represented by YellowKorner, the leading publisher of art photography, with more than 75 galleries worldwide. Ramelli’s hit photography courses and tutorials have more than 300,000 YouTube subscribers. He has published photo books on Paris, New York, and Venice. Los Angeles is his fourth book with teNeues.  www.photoserge.com

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© LOS ANGELES by Serge Ramelli, to be published by teNeues in June 2018, $ 75, www.teneues.com        Photos © 2018 Serge Ramelli. All rights reserved. 

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