Photographer Karl Hab Captures Changing Colours Of Los Angeles
On an Instagram account boasting close to 12,000 followers, French photographer Karl Hab takes us on an endless journey around the globe. His pictures – whose themes range from fashion to landscapes or general lifestyle shots – share his vision of the cities he passes through and explores all year long.
Through the images we discover a variety of different worlds, from behind-the-scene snaps of filmmaker William Strobeck at work, to women in traditional dress on the streets of Mexico. Featuring heavily within the Paris-native's backlog work is the city of Los Angeles.
Karl Hab has been visiting the City of Angels regularly for ten years now, capturing the "unique feeling of a city which changes every day". Today, he has dedicated an entire book to this body of work, entitled 24H Los Angeles.
Speaking to by Konbini, Hab explained:
"The project really started in 2012. Basically, I wanted to do a book about a trip to the United States that would pass through New York, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
As it was a bit complicated to explain why I chose these cities and not others I decided to focus on LA instead, a place I've had the opportunity to visit several times. "
Through its 196 pages, organised chronologically in the form of one full day, the photo book plunges us into a Los Angeles that is fascinating, inspiring and almost devoid of human life.
The photographer continues:
"I think this book will help people discover an LA that is not touristy, a place they don’t really know. A peaceful LA."
Taken from land or from the air, the photos featured in 24H Los Angeles reveal the beauty of the city's colours, alternating between cold and warm tones, from the bright shades of dawn to the fading light of sunset. "The light there is incredible" he says, as if still under the Californian spell.
24H Los Angeles is available on Karl Hab's site where individual prints are also on sale.
By Naomi Clément, published on 19/04/2016