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Same City Los Angeles is our premiere destination!


We captured hundreds of photos and moments, in 25 neighborhoods around the Los Angeles area. Many Thanks to our venues:

-Think Tank Gallery

-i. am. College Track (Boyle Heights)

-The Vision Theatre – Leimert Part

-Southwest College

There’s more to come…


Twenty-five neighborhoods of Los Angeles were represented in this dynamic exhibition, which toured venues around the city from July – September 2016.


Catherine Thomas

Catherine Mary Thomas was born in Swindon, England. She lives in London, England, and loves Los Angeles. Catherine works as a foley recordist and artist on TV shows and movies. She enjoys making music, including singing, playing guitar and drums, and taking and editing photographs.

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Denson Baker

Denson Baker ACS NZCS is a New Zealand born, Australian raised cinematographer currently based in Los Angeles. Having worked on music videos, commercials, documentaries and critically acclaimed films such as The Dark Horse (New Zealand), Oranges & Sunshine (UK), The Black Balloon and The Waiting City (India) Denson is renowned for his cinematic, widescreen narrative based imagery.

Denson has captured performances of Academy Award Nominated, Golden Globe & Emmy Award winning actors, Grammy & Aria Award winning musicians, international supermodels and distinguished individuals. He has had films screen and premiere at most of the major international films festivals

Elizabeth Preger

Elizabeth Preger (b. 1988 Los Angeles, CA) earned a BA in Art from UCLA in 2010. Her practice focuses on ideas of mythmaking as well as photography’s historical relationship to mortality and place. In 2014 Elizabeth had a solo show at Kathmandu Photo Gallery in Thailand. Her work has also been included in exhibitions curated by Mark Allen and Anne Ellegwood, published in the LA Times and LA Weekly, and featured in Photo L.A. as a part of Emerging Focus.

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James Emanuel Stewart

James Emanuel Stuart is starting out as a video editor and videographer who enjoys documenting the world around him and telling people’s stories. Originally from Las Vegas, NV,  he has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, and has lived in Los Angeles for two years.

Often with a camera in hand, he makes short documentaries and web videos, and has a couple in the works on issues that affect our community and the environment. When he isn’t taking photos, he plays accordion in a Balkan folk music band, and likes to hike in the desert.

Briana Edwards

“I never learned how to speak another language until I picked up a camera. I’m a feisty LA native. I love to explore cities, I love Oreos, and Spider-man is my favorite superhero.”

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Paul Neve

I started taking photos with my DSLR around early 2014, when my girlfriend at the time encouraged me to start taking pictures and posting again on Instagram. I had dropped off for about a two years prior to that break. IG got me started back in 2011. That was the first time I focused on taking pictures. I found I was taking pictures of the most random things, and all with my iPhone. I then moved to purchase a DSLR. Now I mainly shoot with that. But I still capture lots of great pics with my iPhone. I give Instagram all the credit for my photo journey and for molding me into who I am as a photographer.

I don’t do this professionally. I do it because it’s a form of therapy for me. I enjoying editing my own pics.  Sometimes I can take forever. Sometimes a edit comes to me right away. I seldom just Optimize or leave a pic alone. I enjoy trying to find some artistic way to express how I feel the picture looks to me. The other part I enjoy about photography is trying to see how I can capture the moment – that very instance. And man do I hate when I miss it. Photography has taught me to pause and to observe. It’s those instances in time that can go unnoticed. And when I look over my pics, I feel I can get them back for that split second and then look at them again – some other time perhaps weeks months or years later and get that brief remembrance of it once again.

Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill was born to Canadian parents in London, England in 1950. At the age of five he moved to New York, where he lived until coming to Los Angeles in 1968, and still resides. He attained U.S. citizenship in 1990.

Hill began making photographs in 1969.Hill began making photographs in 1969. From 1971 to 1973, he attended UCLA where he studied with Robert Heinecken, Darryl Curran, Jerry McMillan and Leland Rice. In 1973 he went to Cal Arts where Ben Lifson was teaching.

Hill’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at such places as: G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica; The International Center for Photography, New York; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Friends of Photography, Carmel; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich; Prairie State College, Chicago; The Photography Place, Philadelphia, and publications: American Photo; Camera; “24 Hours in the Life of Los Angeles;” “The New Color.”

He is included in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Library of Congress, Center for Creative Photography, Center for Motion Picture Studies, Amon Carter Museum and participated in a project commemorating the bicentennial of Los Angeles, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Hill is represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, which showed excerpts from his recent series “Poured in Place: 136 LA River Bridges” in 2007.

Hill’s commercial architectural photography has been widely published in Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Architecture, Architectural Record, Domus, World Architecture, Hospitality Design and Coastal Living. He has been teaching at UCLA Extension since 1994.

He lives with Elayne Sawaya, his wife of 35 years, and Marcello Mastroianni and Godfrey Daniel, two miniature poodles, in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.

Irina Logra

Irina Logra is a professional photographer and blogger, member of Guild of Advertising Photographers and Federation of European Photographers. She started her career in 2006 as a freelancer working with numerous national lifestyle magazines and served as staff photographer for 7 years for international news channel RT. In 2010, she started her own company and collaborated with Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Raiffeisen, Bosco, Cirque du Soleil, KPMG and other acclaimed companies.

Irina took portraits of prominent artists, athletes, politicians, and businesspeople, including Dolph Lundgren, Michelle Kwan, Brian Tracy, Vladimir Putin and many others. Irina does not limit herself only in portraiture and also mastered industrial, landscape, aerial, advertising, still life, architectural and other types of photography.

John Fredericks

John Fredericks is a freelance photographer and journalist, currently based in Los Angeles. Lord willing, he hopes to impact his generation through a visual medium, and put the spotlight on subjects around the world. He is available for assignments in any location, and looks forward to getting his boots dirty in the storytelling process.

T.J. Martin

T. J. Martin is a documentary film maker. A graduate of Roosevelt High School and Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, he is best known for co-directing Undefeated, a documentary about a high school football team in Memphis, TN, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, in 2012.

Efren Piñon

Efren Piñon is a photojournalist for The Daily Bruin. Aside from his creative pursuits in music and film, photography is the medium he uses to express stories of people—their hopes, dreams, and fears. The common denominator that makes us human.

Tania Espinosa

I was born in Malaga in 1985. Dancing has always been my passion and inspiration, and I ́ve carried that into my work through the lenses of my camera. It all began at the age of 16, when I started using a Minolta that my father forgot at home. I didn ́t understand how it worked but I was fascinated with the fact that photographs were developed magically. When I was 18 years old I studied and travelled all around Spain searching for new experiences. After living in Barcelona for 4 years, nowadays I’m based in Los Angeles. My curiosity makes me be an avid traveller who is always trying to learn from everything that surrounds me.

1st Prize, RUMI 2013 Subject: Protest photography. Madrid 2013

Finalist, HELIE MEMORIAL 2013: Subject: Women and city. Villena (Spain) 2013

1st Prize, Commercial Photograph Subject: “Imagine a shoe… we ́ve got it”

1st Prize: “the words of the street,” Madrid 2009

Shelby Scoggins

Shelby is a photographer originating from Northwestern Montana. She recently graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, where she worked as a staff photojournalist for the award-winning newspaper, the Daily Bruin. Shelby’s passions include environmental sustainability, social justice, and enriching perspectives through mixed media storytelling. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is involved with SameCities as a social media coordinator and exhibition photographer.

Joshua Makela

Joshua Makela is an aspiring Cinematographer based in California who enjoys the use of analog photography to capture the soul and essence of a moment. Drawing his inspiration from a time once lived and the giants before him (Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock), he fell in love with photography through cinema. Through his work, he remains in pursuit of the perfect composition and story.

Neal Tyler

As the son of a New Jersey-based photographer, Neal Tyler was essentially born with a camera in his hand. Obsessed with the potential in visual storytelling, Neal began applying his visual style to the art of filmmaking. He went on to earn a Communications degree at La Salle University.

Upon graduating, Neal immersed himself in the film and television industry of Philadelphia and New York, working countless productions, directing several award-winning short films, and producing two features. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Neal has gone on to produce “The Dog Whisperer” and “Cesar 911” while also directing, producing and/or shooting various reenactment shows, pilots, short films, and documentaries. All the while, he has maintained his passion for photography, traveling the city of LA, and the world at large, with his camera at the ready.

Dani DuHadway

Dani DuHadway has always been passionate about visual arts. She was born and raised in Southern California and is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. When she’s not writing or working on various film and commercial projects, she can be found by the sea or hanging at home in Los Feliz, walking her two cats and taking photos on instagram: @dani_du.

Adam Trunell

Adam is a writer, filmmaker, and Philadelphia native. He likes riding a bike in the city and the sound of baseball on the radio. He doesn’t know where any parties are tonight.

Trent Dang

Trent Dang  have been fascinated with photography since his father brought home the Nikon FM2 SLR. At the time, the 35 mm film point and shoot was the standard, but seeing the shallow depth of field from the prime lens, it gave Trent a new view point that a camera is more than  just for snap shot, it is a vessel for creation. Trent proudest moment was when his father give him the camera for his high school photography class.

The passion of photography never subsided and grow every more when Trent found out he was going to be a father. He invested in his first DSLR to document his children and ended up falling in love with the art of portrait. To Trent, a well done portrait is when it captures the essence of the person personality. It has been 10 years since then and his passion grew beyond portrait into street photography.  He transposed that ideology of what makes a good portrait into his street photography work and try to capture the moment and human nature in his street work. That Nikon FM2 is still in his possession and he treasure it fondly.

Adriohn R. Richardson

Adriohn R. Richardson is originally from Chicago and now resides in Los Angeles. He has over a decade of experience in front of the camera as a model and an actor. With this experience, he brings to the table a very sharp eye as a photographer, understanding of composition, and relates to models and actors to make them feel comfortable and relaxed. He likes to laugh much and is always up for creative and edgy ideas that push the envelope. He believes there is beauty in all and aims to capture it to last for generations to come.

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Shannon Godly

Shannon is a student of photography and cinema who focuses on experimental portraiture and character-driven narratives. After completing a classical actor training program in New York, Shannon moved to Los Angeles and soon discovered her greater excitement of photography and production.

She currently specializes in medium-format black-and-white film photography and loves to experiment with double exposures. Her work was recently featured in the award-winning Collegian Times magazine.

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Same City Los Angeles Exhibition Production Team

Dani DuHadwayDani DuHadway (Photography) Dani DuHadway (Producer, Photography) has been passionate about photography, visual arts, social justice, storytelling and cinema since she was a child. Born and raised in Southern California she gravitated towards any art outlet she could find, eventually graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, receiving a degree in Feature Film. Dani has had the privilege of collaborating on academy award winning films with industry legends such as Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino. Outside of entertainment, DuHadway is an activist and environmentalist involved in several social causes and volunteer based efforts. When she’s not writing or working on various projects, she can be found by the sea or hanging at home Los Feliz, walking her two cats and taking photos on instagram: @dani_du.




Amy MitchellAmy Mitchell (History) received her degree in Fine Art & Art History from Goldsmiths College in London. A talented multi-disciplinary artist she has worked in many fields with a particular interest in music photography. Her main passion is clothing design and dressmaking, and in 2015 she launched an independent clothing store through Etsy, Cosi Indisciplinati, which specializes in children’s clothing. Amy moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to work with LACMA, and never intended to stay. But one husband, four dogs, two cats and a set of three-year-old twins later, she has learned to love this rich and diverse city.  Amy looks forward to a move to Detroit and to producing and creating an exciting exhibit in another town – Same City Detroit.

John HubbellJohn Hubbell (Editorial) is founder and editorial director of Old Bridge Media, a journalistically-grounded storytelling collaborative working with top-tier agencies, media outlets, studios, progressive nonprofits and brands worldwide.He is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer/director/producer whose documentaries and journalism have appeared in leading publications including The New York Times, the International New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, MTV and PBS. Recent clients include Interbrand, the estate of B.B. King, and Cornell and Columbia universities. Prior to forming Old Bridge Media in 2007, John was a national/foreign editor and political correspondent for The Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds an M.A. in Folklore/Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.S. in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. John is from the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in New York City.


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