I am small business
In the months before the pandemic hit, I had been photographing small businesses in Los Angeles. I’ve always been intrigued by Highland Park’s mix of small shops –– water stores, party supply stores, record shops –– that somehow coexist and flourish in this part of the city. These entrepreneurs contribute so much to the local community and economy. I wanted to meet them and document their worlds. When I began shooting this project on York Blvd. and Figueroa St. during the Summer and Fall of 2019, no one could have predicted what was to come. I'd like to introduce the hard-working people I've had the pleasure of meeting.