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Jim Heimann posing in front of a mural depicting angel wings
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Leonard, Gary
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photographer's statement: Los Angeles is the world in a single city. Communicating its cultural diversity with interactions in more than eighty languages, this city radiates vitality. Here in downtown, the rich and the poor, the exuberant and the reserved, the old of soul and the young at heart converge, sharing the same sidewalks and streets in the bustle of their daily routines.Gary Leonard was inspired to ask hundreds of Angelenos to stand for a portrait with angelic wings as a backdrop. Designed and created by artist Colette Miller, the wings, painted on paper and varnished, are affixed to an ordinary roll-up storefront door and provide a leitmotif for City of Angels. Both Leonard and Miller see the wings as a way to communicate how each of us wants to do right in our lives. Standing before the wings, each person pauses to reflect, each takes a moment to realign his or her body and expression, allowing what’s natural to shine. Each portrait captures that instant as a sublime reminder of intention. Three mayors, three children, street cleaners, and many more—everyone radiates seraphic goodwill. These are our everyday angels, the angels among us. For the viewer, these portraits are a reminder that in each individual is the capacity of great goodness. How fitting that the portraits are displayed in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Portrait photograph of author and cultural anthropologist Jim Heimann with a group of seven people taken by Gary Leonard in front of street art work by Colette Miller for the Global Angel Wings Project. Located at the Regent Theatre on 448 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.
1 photographic print : color ; 13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
City of Angels Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Heimann, Jim
Regent Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Street art
Mural painting and decoration
Time Period
Leonard, Gary.;

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