Then & Now: Santa Monica
Then & Now: Santa Monica is the second in our series that showcases photographs of buildings and locales from decades past, contrasted with recent photographs of these same locations and today's inhabitants. Reminisce about the famous buildings that still stand, and visit the newer architectural and cultural contributions to California's beautiful Santa Monica in this visually rich documentation of memories and inevitable change. Jake Klein is a writer, photographer, editor, creative director, and author of Then & Now: San Fernando, and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, and British GQ. He is currently an editor with Wink Media and lives in Los Angeles.
- Hardback | 88 pages
- 194.6 x 212.3 x 7.4mm | 322.06g
- 08 Dec 2005
- Gibbs M. Smith Inc
- Layton, UT, United States
Having been born of a desire to live on the water's edge, Santa Monica is a playground for the lucky souls-from senators to congressmen, from movie stars and moguls and every strata in between-who have managed to find ways to live here. Santa Monica is magnetic. It was founded on a desire for pleasure and for the vibrant creative pulse that comes with life lived on the edge of a continent. From its humble roots as a dusty mining town to its status as an important part of California's future, Then and Now; Santa Monica is a celebration of the spirit that makes the city an ever-calling destination for generations of locals and tourists alike.