Each week Carmi at Written, Inc. has challenged readers with a theme for photographic inspiration. This week the photographic challenge continues with the theme BUILDINGS.
This complex of desolate brick buildings, graffiti-smeared, with forbidding razor-wire gates and clouded windows, is in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles, north of downtown. Rusted barrels and splintered pallets are piled on the loading dock. A faded pentimento of painted letters are unreadable down the building's flank.
It feels abandoned, alone, moribund. But things aren't always as they appear in L.A., where creating illusions is a local industry.
In the parking lot, a fleet of modern cars indicate the building is occupied. A sign on the front tells us this complex is a film studio.