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Earlier this week BoingBoing pointed to an LA Times article about obsessive, Los Angeles-loving photographer Martin Schall. In only ten visits to the city of his dreams over the last eleven years, he’s amassed a collection of over 1,700 images.

His monumental pictures bring to mind Bernice Abbott’s photos of New York, and made us think of photographer Douglas Levere’s project to re-photograph, so many years later, her famous images.

Beyond the inspiration of these photographs themselves, comes the reminder that dedication, hard work, and good-old-fashioned repetition can be what brings our photography out of the everyday and into the realm of the truly meaningful.
—Debbie Grossman

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