downtown LA, straight up!

Jesse Lizotte shoots his nearest and dearest in the city of angels.

by Jesse Lizotte
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11 August 2017, 5:42am

Cooper Latimer, 19

Star sign? Leo Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. The best way to spend a Friday night in LA is to go skate, then crack a few cold ones in Little Tokyo, then head to the after hours party. Who's inspiring you in your city right now? Right now I'm inspired by Matt Western.

Snobs, 25

Star sign? Renaissance Leo Who's inspiring you in your city right now? Someone who inspires me right now is this shawwty that's been incarcerated for the past six months. She truly understands growth and the power of mind over matter. FREE K8! What songs do you have on repeat ATM? Gimisum Dungeon, So Serious; Roy Ayers, Memory; AFN Peso, DoughHunt; Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay.

Cain Carias, 29

Star sign? ARIES What do you do? Pupeteer. Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. At the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. We have Friday night special events throughout the month, with special appearances by artists of all types. Who's inspiring you in your city right now? Chef Ramsey because he doesn't give a "F" about anything. He's the best at what he does and so am I.

Lila Gold, 23

Star sign? Leo Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. Mixing potions at my clubhouse while telling tales and spilling secrets, or perhaps going to the games arcade at midnight. Then speeding down the freeway with my windows fully down on the way and all bones dancing out of the vehicle. What song do you have on repeat ATM? The Cure, A Strange Day — my background noise to living in Downtown LA.

Dylan Chavles, 26

Star sign? Scorpio What do you do? Hairstylist. Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. Fridays are kinda rough here, but I'm also a bit of a hermit. If you're smart you'll go out on a Thursday. If I have to go out on a Friday, I'll get short ribs in K-Town then go to a show, or I'll work on my truck. Who's inspiring you in your city right now? Ron Finley is a true revolutionary from Los Angeles. He's empowering South Central by teaching people how to grow their own food. What song do you have on repeat ATM? I just got back from Miami so I've had Bruk Off Yuh Back by Konshens on repeat.

Lionel Hurst, 25

Star sign? Aries Who's inspiring you in your city right now? Charles Guelperin, a 71 year old Santero, notorious in the Studio 54 scene. Now a mentor, influencer, upstanding man, style icon, etc etc etc. Google search him, trust! What song do you have on repeat ATM? Alive She Died's Viva Voce, tracks one through five.

Jan Gatewood, 23

Star sign? Gemini Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. An ideal Friday night for me is eating vegan donuts, watching movies, and playing Uno with my friends at our apartment. Either that or going to a see show somewhere. Who's inspiring you in your city right now? I can't narrow it down to just one person. I get a lot of inspiration from my friends. I guess just seeing them have fun and do what they love inspires me. What song do you have on repeat ATM? I Can See It (but I can't feel it) by My Bloody Valentine.

Dana Boulos, 27

Star sign? Scorpio and Sagittarius. Walk us through the best way to spend a Friday night in LA. Dinner at Salazar then walk over to Zebulon to dance. Who's inspiring you in your city right now? My friend Millie Brown is an amazing performance artist. What song do you have on repeat ATM? Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch.

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