To outsiders, Los Angeles is seen as a whole space, a landscape of eternal sunshine and glamor with towering palm trees against an infinitely blue sky. In reality however, it can be a collection of neighborhoods with acute geographical disparities. While some constitute the most expensive zip codes in the country, many are in a state of decay and erasure. The photographs in this series challenge the alluring yet elusive aura of Los Angeles, interconnecting LA’s alienating and labyrinthine environment with inner, emotive landscapes that also speak of the contemporary fractures of both society and the Self. These seemingly benign places and structures become the material remnants of memories and the overlooked, evoking a deep sense of uprooting and separation reflective of my own history of immigration.