German tourist creates photographic “bible” of L.A. architecture

image: Annie Wells / LAT

Martin Schall is a German tourist who began taking pictures of Los Angeles architecture in 1996 and so far has categorized over 1750 photos of buildings by the year they were erected.

To him, L.A.’s worth a thousand pictures Cara Mia DiMassa Los Angeles Times 4/11/07

The website has made Schall a celebrity in the urban design world. Building owners beg him, via e-mail, to include their buildings on his site. And preservationists and other architectural aficionados use it as a bible of L.A. architecture.”

Visit Shall’s comprehensive web-site here. And for more on architecture in Los Angeles , check out this great blog, Curbed LA.

Posted by Chris


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