Photo by Erwin Recinos

Photo by Erwin Recinos


My name is Joe Forney.

Driven by a loyalty to place and a passion for story, much of my work as a photographer has been an effort to understand Los Angeles more fully.

Every moment is a story, and perhaps no medium can convey those stories more simply, gracefully, or as potently as a powerful photograph.

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
— Joan Didion