powerHouse Books just published Whitewash, a book by LA based photographer Nicholas Alan Cope and his view on LA. Images of the desolate concrete architecture, high in contrast, black and white, bleached by the sun, as a perfect translation of the city’s core.

Sublime simplicity in a city of contrasts:

the famous and unknown, blinding light and impenetrable shadow, wealth and poverty, massive success and bitter failure.Whitewash utilizes the whitest whites, the blackest blacks, and the modern and stark architecture of an idealized future that never arrived to tell the visual story of LA’s uniquely conflicted soul.

Whitewash by Nicholas Alan Cope with a foreword by Rick Owens, will be available this April.