Winners – Edition #15


Winners of the fifteenth edition of the Los Angeles Photography Awards.



The Weight of a Trophy Life, by Cari Mercer.

An artistic representation of the emotional toll obsession can take on a woman.



The City of Shapes, by Dominic Gonzalez.

An appreciation for the architecture of New York City.

Artist Statement

New York is a huge part of who I am. Every time I visit my hometown I am inspired by the shapes and sharp edges that call to me. All I want to do is share the beauty that the city wants me to capture.



New Gods by Britt Samuels.

“I love making my subjects looking majestic. But yet some show a since of loneliness vulnerability.

Photography is a very important part of my space… it is to discover, it is to capture giving flow to what the heart feels and sees in a certain moment, it is being in the street, experiencing, understanding, learning and, essentially, practicing the freedom of being, of living, of thinking…”

Born in November 1973, Los Angeles. Now living in Orange County. Photography is a profession since the 12 years of age, with great interruptions up to 2001, since then almost all the time is devoted to hybrid photography.



Fleeting Dimensions by Dylan Perlot.

“A new dimension appears when another one disappears. Where do I find what I wish for in places and time?”

Born and raised in France, Dylan left his hometown after high school in order to study Film in Los Angeles, CA. Art always being his passion, he turned it into a professional career at a young age. He now works in the selective field of international fashion photographers, being based in the US and Europe.

Dylan Perlot’s work has been published in numerous well-known publications such as: Vogue Italia, Vogue Ukraine, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, V Magazine, Glamour, Numéro, Gay Times, Nylon, Schön!, Grazia etc. He also had the honor to photograph talented artists like Daphne Guinness, Alok, Julia Michaels and Nicky Doll to name a few.



When In Rome by Perry Hall.

“When In Rome” is a 9-year analog project with a raw viewpoint resulting from the experiences I have been very grateful to capture while living in this gritty, beautiful, and chaotic city. The Eternal City has given me that through my viewfinder. I learned the meaning of “When In Rome,” you do As The Romans Do” along my photographic journey.

Perry Hall is a self-taught American contemporary photographer that resides in Austin, Texas. Since 2014, his fascination and appetite for photography have grown immensely. He invests every spare minute in the streets with his camera, working on long-term projects worldwide and developing his voice within photography.

Artist Statement

Perry’s perspective naturally comes out while he tells stories of his deranged, out-of-the-ordinary, and extraordinary meetings on and off the streets. All the while, he stays true to his roots and perspectives through the viewfinder.