Friday, March 27, 2009
You Are Here
The accidental travel photography of L.A.’s most notable tourist
Schall was originally inspired to publish his photographs after seeing the work of other photographers online. Whatever the subject, the Internet is Schall’s favorite medium for displaying photography, and he encourages others to publish their work, too.
“Just do it,” he says. “The web is in desperate need for content. It’s easier when you start with a topic you love because it’s like your second job—without an income. The gallery of my dreams has only screens on the wall and me, the ‘artist,’ brings in the USB memory stick. You can’t get a bigger audience than the web! We live in the 21st century, and I’m very happy that way.”
Though he has received acclaim for his photography of Los Angeles, Schall also showcases images from around the world on other sections of his site. Hundreds of pictures from his home continent reveal the same passion for modern architecture and exploration. It’s the Los Angeles work, though, that has garnered most of the attention.
“For the Los Angeles part of you-are-here.com,” Schall says, “I get nice e-mails every day. I help people to plan vacations and visits; I recommend things. For the Europe part, I got 10 e-mails in the last five years, mostly from academic professionals. One e-mail was hate mail from an architecture historian!”
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