Last year’s Neon Demon might have been a massive acting, script and plot flop, but one thing it did do well was its titular neons. If you’re seduced by that seedy, sinister side of LA, then you’ll love New York photographer Neil Kryszak’s photos from the City of Angels.
The 28-year-old fell into photography six years ago after “feeling uninspired with music” (his first passion). For this series of photos, Kryszak has been heading to Hollywood, Silverlake, Skid Row, Venice and Malibu in the middle of night to capture the city as it’s lit by advertising neons and car tail lights.
His work is influence by 80s, 90s sci-fi, action and horror films and the mythology of his adopted home. “There’s definitely a darker side to LA than romanticised Hollywood,” he says. “LA is always surreal to me. It could be due to my perspective coming from the east coast and only seeing it in movies, but LA is basically a giant movie set, so it’s pretty easy to get inspired here with the variety of landscapes, scenery, architecture and creative people.”