Cerro Gordo

By David Black

Hat & Beard Press

Cerro Gordo is a photographic study of Los Angeles, created over the span of a year. Inspired by depictions of the city in motion pictures of the 1970s and early 1980s, photographer and director David Black, noted for his work with musicians such as Daft Punk, Cat Power and Kendrick Lamar, explores various noir themes that cut through LA’s sunshine veneer.

Black’s photographs examine the complex existence between light and dark and its role in our modern mythologies, visually appraising LA's archetypes and identity in popular culture and exposing the city’s paradoxical bent as a land of dreams and disillusionment. Cerro Gordo is Black’s first monograph.

hardcover
12 1/4 x 9 inches
96 pages