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Birdseye View: Urban exploration with Birdman, Ian Cox & Jon Lake

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While the London based photojournalist Ian Cox was recently in Los Angeles, Jon Lake and Mass Appeal’s Birdman showed him around and went exploring through the streets, alleys, and train yards of the city.

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“Hey what are you guys doing back here?” – Building owner

“Just taking pictures of graffiti” – Birdman

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“You’re not painting though right?” – Building Owner

“Just taking pictures of the walls” – Birdman

“Ok bye, be careful out here” – Building Owner

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Shortly after this picture Ian and I  had the pleasure of running into the LAPD

“PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE HOOD!! (which was very hot) WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!!?? ARE YOU ARMED!!??” -Officer

“No officer, just…taking pictures.” – Birdman

“Where is your car?…[I point in the direction across the tracks]…Well you cant go that way, you’ll have to go that way [pointing towards a very sketchy area]. And you’ll need to be reeaally careful where you guys are going.”

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Photos: Birdman

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