'October in Altadena' is a personal investigation into my dual-national, American/English citizenship. Through my investigation, I was looking to establish a connection with my birth city Los Angeles, and develop an understanding of the city and its people. My parents spent the best part of their lives together in LA, but moved back to the UK when I was just two years old. This meant as a child I grew up listening to countless stories about their experiences, and all the different kinds of crazy people that lived there. I developed a completely romanticised view on the city and its lifestyle. In October 2019, I decided to travel back to Los Angeles on my own for a month to gain a true experience of living in the city. I used photography as a tool to document my findings, such as the people I met and the places that contributed to my story.

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