Candid Photographs Capture Street Styles Of San Francisco Girls In The Early 1970s

The 1970s are one of the most revisited decades when it comes to fashion, and they continue to influence modern style. From flares to bell sleeves, shearling coats, and mini skirts, the ’70s birthed an eclectic mix of style influences that evolved quickly in a 10-year span. Skirts got shorter, boots got taller, and a range of style icons like Jane Birkin and Jean Shrimpton helped spearhead some of the era’s most memorable fashion moments. Continue reading »

The Original Hells Angels: Amazing Photographs Capture Daily Life Of A Notorious Biker Gang In California In The 1960s

Hells Angels, California, 1965.

America loves its outlaws, but few of us actually dare to live the lifestyle. In 1965, the Hells Angels were little known outside the American West. LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks in Southern California, photographing and traveling with the San Bernardino chapter of a gang that would soon become notorious for its hedonistic, lawless swagger. Continue reading »

A Day At Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. It is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports. Continue reading »

Amazing Black And White Photos Capture SoCal’s Skate, Beach & Punk Scenes From Between The Late 1960s And Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos that perfectly captured SoCal beach and punk rock life during the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Continue reading »

Photographer Christopher Soukup Captures Mysterious And Cinematic Nights In California

Photographer Christopher Soukup’s «Cinematic» series immerses us into the dark, hazy world of Californian nights with a retro style filter emphasizing the dramatic effect of these sceneries. These images can actually be seen as pieces of «never made movies», according to the artist. Continue reading »

Facebook Reveals Expanded California Campus Designed By Frank Gehry

Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters is a “new kind of architecture”, according to architect Frank Gehry, who has completed a major extension of the social media giant’s campus. Continue reading »

Comedian Is Covering California In Fake Flyers And They’re Brilliant

Bolivian stand-up comedian Jason C. Saenz is going around putting up fake posters all over California. Why? For the lulz. Continue reading »

California’s Failed Utopia

Photographer Chang Kim’s series is about the failed suburban development plan in California City, CA in U.S. that promised “Utopia” but only left bizarre remnants of the fanatic movements that swept the region in 1960s. Continue reading »

Above It All: The Aerial Tour Of California With Photographer Woody Woodworth

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From high altitude, even the most familiar coastlines take on an entirely new dimension. Combine that bird’s-eye-view with a pulsing swell, and you can see how points and bays manipulate the ocean’s energy, bending waves to perfection. It’s that enlightening perspective that first drew Woody Woodworth toward aerial photography. He’s been shooting California’s coastline from above for years, but this season was especially fruitful, when an aerial perspective offered him the fullest view of El Niño’s unrelenting power and jaw-dropping panoramas on February 24th and 25th. Here: Santa Cruz, 1982 Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Laid-Back Cool Of California And Its People

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During a recent trip to California, British photographer Garrod Kirkwood documented the Golden State’s laid-back cool. Continue reading »

2501’s Murals Project in Los Angeles, California

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Street artist 2501 spent a few weeks in sunny Los Angeles where he was invited by the good lads from Do Art Foundation to work on a series of new pieces.
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Girls In Bikini On The Beach Of California, 1970

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Photos of frolicking California beauties on the beach in 1970. Photos by Co Rentmeester, via LIFE archives. Continue reading »

Sunny Photos Of Skateboarding In California During The 1970s

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One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Continue reading »

Travelling Across Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, a group of California sea lions rest on a large bouy in the San Ignacio lagoon, in the Pacific Ocean, near Guerrero Negro, in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo)
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The First Annual Underwear Karaoke In California

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Chelsea Hughes, 25, sings at the first annual Underwear Karaoke, an event that pairs two common fears: being seen in your underwear and singing in public, in Los Angeles, California March 12, 2015. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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The International Bird Rescue in California

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A bird is cleaned at the International Bird Rescue in Fairfield, California January 20, 2015. A gooey, unknown material discovered on the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay is clinging to the feathers of birds, and more than 100 birds, mostly species of oceangoing, diving ducks, have died after their feathers were fouled by the viscous substance now undergoing testing at state labs in Sacramento. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
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Sunny Butterflies of Winter California

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A monarch butterfly rests on a visitor’s hand at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California December 30, 2014. Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country migrations of the orange-and-black insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)
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Crazy Robolights Art Installation in California

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Artist Kenny Irwin Jr. stands among some of his creations in his Robolights art installation in Palm Springs, California December 15, 2014. The installation consists of hundreds of whimsical robot and other themed sculptures created from recycled materials including golf carts, kitchen appliances and microwaved smart phones, and is open to the public each holiday season on the sprawling Irwin family property. (Photo by David McNew/Reuters)
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Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in California

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Abigail Crouse lifts her Thor hammer high after running through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in and around the Disney Parks in Anaheim, California November 16, 2014. Walt Disney Co has moved aggressively into the race business, attracting tens of thousands of runners every year to its marathons, half-marathons and family-friendly races. (Photo by Eugene Garcia/Reuters)
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The 6th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Contest in California

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A dog wipes out at the 6th Annual Surf City surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, California September 28, 2014. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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Thompson Avenue in Alameda, California, becomes “Christmas Lane” with Holiday Lights


A variety of creative Christmas light displays adorn the majority of homes on Thompson Avenue in Alameda, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The short street is known as “Christmas Tree Lane” during the holidays, and the displays can be seen through New Year’s Eve. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Continue reading »

Humpback Whale Close Encounter Off California Coast

Bill Bouton, a retired high school biology teacher, was on an unsuccessful outing to photograph birds in San Luis Obispo, California, when he happened upon a breathtaking sight beneath the skyline: a pod of humpback whales feeding in shallow water.

The 69-year-old captured one of the enormous mammals breaching the surface while feeding on a “bait ball,” a dense mass of sardines that forms to ward off predators. But the defense mechanism just seemed to be attracting more hungry creatures, Bouton said, as hundreds of pelicans and seagulls were diving in the water and flying up again. Continue reading »

Halloween Surfing in California

Surfers take to the water for Blackie’s Halloween Costume Surf Contest in Orange County, California. (Graham Whitby Boot/Allstar) Continue reading »

Southern California Enjoys Unseasonably Warm Temperatures

Two paddle boarders walk their bikes at Venice Beach, California on October 13 as a mini-heat wave hit southern California. Temperatures soared 20 degrees Fahrenheit over normal highs reaching into the nineties and hundreds in the region tying record temperatures. (Mike Nelson / EPA) Continue reading »