Here we present our fourth-annual LA People issue, in which photographer Kevin Scanlon — shooting more than 60 incredible images over five-week period — and some of the city’s best writers set out to capture portraits of the waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs that make Los Angeles the only place to live.
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LA People 2009: Mark Abrams, Aziz Ansari, Edgar Arceneaux, Tim Armstrong, Bob Baker, Miguel de la Barracuda, Drew Barrymore, Thomas Blake, Joseph and Adam Bray-Ali (Flying Pigeon), Pat Boone, Ray Bradbury, Josh Brody, Amanda Brown and Diva Dompe, Cake Monkey Bakery (Elizabeth Belkind and Lisa J. Olin), Alice Callahan, Ray Cirino, Paolo Davanzo, Daniel Davies, Beryl and Lisa Davis, Betty Day, Miguel de la Barracuda, John Donahue, Miles Eastman, Skip Engblom, Gregory Everett, Kari French, John Gaughan, Lisa Gerstein and Autumn Rooney, Art Goldberg, Damien Goodmon, Ruben Guevara, Robin Harrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Ryan Heffington, Emily Ho, Tommy Hollenstein, Don Hrycyk, Rick Jacobs, Ellei Jondro, Nicole Jordan and Jackie Peters, Berdell Knowles, Krazy Ketchup (Erin Rosen and Laila Bowden), Jim Lang, Shira Lazar, Racquel Lehrman, Lemmy, Gary Leonard, Lucent Dossier (Dream Rockwell, Brent “Shrine” Spears), Mandy Ma, Tisha Marina, Carol Miller, Susan Mogul, James Morel, Kevin Morgan, Eric A. Morris, Miguel Nelson and Sherry Walsh, Angus Oblong, Laurie and Sean Percival, Joshua and Justin Petrojvic (Petrojvic Blasting Co.), Lucian Piane (RevoLucian), Richard Riordan, Brian Rosenberg, Sexual Chocolate, Gillian Shure, Jerry Stahl, Steel Panther, Agnes Stevens, Alex Stickler, Jesse Thorn, Efren Toscano, Durek Verrett, Travis Walck, David Weidman, Brady Westwater, The Photographer’s Turn: A Note From Kevin Scanlon