Photographer Estevan Oriol cemented his reputation as the street photographer of our times with his first book, LA Woman. L.A. Portraits similarly catches readers by surprise by capturing Los Angeles’ most confrontational denizens and gritty neighborhoods, showcasing a hidden existence that most lensmen would steer clear of. Comprised of hundreds of photos documenting real L.A street life in a way rarely witnessed, L.A. Portraits deals with sensitive subjects in highly guarded environments–from criminal cartels to Hollywood’s A list. Oriol has earned the trust and respect of the streets at all levels. This collection of pictures was taken throughout the past 20 years. It started out with photos of my friends and people I was meeting in the lowriding scene. Later, some magazine work led to special assignments on the gang culture here in Los Angeles.Hardcover, 12.4 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches. 136 pages.