His name's Gary. He takes pictures of L.A.

gary-leonard-weekly-kevin-scanlon.jpgI'm happy to announce that LA Observed is the new home of Gary Leonard's long-running series of Los Angeles street photos. They have run under the banner of Take My Picture Gary Leonard in the late CityBeat, the late New Times and the very late L.A. Reader. Yes, I'm aware there's a pattern there. But we're not going anywhere, and Gary thought the web would be a good next stop. TMPGJ will run occasionally in the image spot on the top of the front page, bearing Gary's usual signature and caption. He's been photographing Los Angeles for 40 years, first making a name for chronicling the city's punk clubs and nightlife. He's focused mostly on Downtown now, and has a gallery called Take My Picture on the same block of Broadway as the Orpheum Theater and Broadway Bar.

Previously on LA Observed:
Billboards of the 50s and 60s
LA Weekly People of 2009
Gary Leonard took his pictures Downtown

Photo: Kevin Scanlon in the LA Weekly

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