Gregory Bojorquez began taking footage within the Nineteen Nineties, documenting on a regular basis life in East Los Angeles, the place he was born in 1972. He rapidly turned identified for his photos of native subcultures, similar to skaters, automotive tuners, and gang members. Cling Time reveals his pals and neighbors dwelling la vida loca, the loopy life, expressed of their tattoos, garments, graffiti, and extra.
Multicultural East L.A., an space marked by pleasure, violence, and loss of life, was identified on the time for its excessive crime charge and its many parallel societies. Bojorquez’s works supply an interesting take a look at the complexities of this a part of town. As a documentarian, he attracts on his private connections locally, photographing an insular world the place loyalty and private bonds are extremely valued. Together with his analog digicam, he captures the realities of individuals whose lives typically obtain little consideration due to their social surroundings.
Alongside photos depicting carefree yard events, friendship, love, and household, Bojorquez’s photos typically seize moments of loss of life and private loss. To today, Bojorquez continues to doc the multifaceted and altering face of life in East Los Angeles.
The ebook Eastsiders, from which many works are on show in Cling Time at Galerie Bene Taschen in Cologne, was printed by Little Large Man in 2022.