Background information and statement by the photographer, Ashok SINHA
"I love cars and I love Los Angeles because it's a city of cars. For about ten years I've been fascinated by LA's love story with automobiles, which dates back to a time when cars were still beauties. These cars have disappeared from the streets, but the buildings from that era are still standing. As an architectural photographer, I wanted to capture the optimism and ambitions of this city's special car culture, which is still reflected today in the multicolored, star-studded coffee shops, gas stations and car washes that used to be magically attracted the looks of the passing motorists." (freely translated, © Ashok SINHA)
The 72-page bound, English-language photo book contains' Gas and Glamor. Raodside Architecture in Los Angeles' by the architecture photographer Ashok SINHA a total of 59 color photographs, which show the magnificent and auspicious architecture that the streets of Los Angeles show. After two short introductory texts, the building photographs - petrol stations, drive-ins and former shops - follow on the right-hand side, accompanied by a short note on the history of the building shown. The conclusion is a short text by the photographer. Overall, the band conveyed 'Gas and Glamor. Raodside Architecture in Los Angeles' an idea of what it must have been like on the streets of Los Angeles, California between the 1950s and 1970s.