Retired military man Rich Bojorquez-Davila has been traveling to South California for the past two years. Based in Arizona, this amateur photographer says he is drawn to the vivid colors in the South Californian vista. While he humbly states he is no pro, would you believe us if we told you some of these photos were shot on his phone?
How many stickers can you count?
A huge bell in San Pedro
Bojorquez-Davila says he saw this location in a movie and searched through the area until he found the perfect spot to replicate a shot he saw in the movie.
A quiet, peaceful hostel on the beach during Covid lockdowns
A natural frame
Here's another shot Bojorquez-Davila saw in a movie. This time it's an old memory. He couldn't really tell which movie it was, but the visual impact stuck with him.
In this photo, he wanted to portray the constant movement of the trees on the coast
A lonely desert road sunset
A classic SoCal lowrider. What a beauty!
Bojorquez-Davila doesn't go easy on the camera button when it comes to cars, and we couldn't be more thankful for that. Seems like both the pristine and the worn-down vehicles are an integral part of the coastal scenery, adding color to the palette.
The iconic tower 13 and a 1971 German Transporter, all in one shot
Panorama at Joshua Tree National Park
Museum of Us at Balboa Park
The museum features cultural anthropology exhibits. It opened in 1915.
In the words of the photographer, "Even an Oil Rig Can Look Beautiful In Socal."
A little rough around the edges, but I still love them
A real showstopper