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Photos: These Are The People You Meet Walking Down All Of Melrose Avenue
Photographer Trevor Brightman, who you might remember from his photo essay on the people of Pico Boulevard, is back with another wonderful cross-section of Los Angeles. This time, he decided to trek down Melrose Avenue for a project he has dubbed #On_Melrose.
"It's not the most famous street in L.A., but one most people have heard of," Brightman told LAist. "It's long, but not too long, and I like how it connects Beverly Hills with Los Feliz and much of East, Central and West Hollywood."
He once again walked the entire length of the street he chose as his subject, but this time he had company. Tagging along was his friend Mervyn Deganos, an independent radio producer, who brought equipment to record the conversations they had with the people on the street.
"I think some people may have acted a bit differently with the microphone, but not always in a bad way," explained Brightman. "I've found a microphone and/or a camera can act as a bridge, helping to connect two otherwise disconnected people." The recordings, he says, will be edited together for a radio story.
More photo essays are on their way from Brightman, he says. "I'm planning on walking several more streets. [Melrose] just happened to be next."