By Word of Mouth by Valerie J. Bower
Edition of 50
20 pages, 12 x 7 inches
The images chronicle the social and cultural phenomenon of the lowrider scene in Los Angeles. The scale of the images in this work reflects the aesthetic of the cars and their owners, documented by one of the most interesting artists to emerge from California in recent years.
Valerie J. Bower is an L.A. based street and documentary photographer. She uses childhood nostalgia and the visuals and experiences of the neighborhood she grew up in as influences in her work. Her subtle images show a softer side and a feminine point of view to typically masculine themes and subjects, such as lowrider, street, punk, and skate culture.
Valerie‘s work also includes her collection of self-published books and zines, documenting various subcultures and everyday life in Los Angeles.
Valerie‘s photography has recently been featured on Juxtapoz.com and massappeal.com, Hamburger Eyes, Amadeus magazine, “Originals Magazine”, and various gallery shows around Los Angeles.