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Photo Essay ~ Lowrider Life In the City of Compton

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap] shot these photos in the city of Compton. I’m out there every Sunday shooting the lowrider culture-- from the hop contests that can happen spontaneously, to just shooting the cars cruising by doing some classic three-wheel motion. Lowrider car culture has been a part of L.A. history for many years, and has grown and evolved into something much bigger than just cars. The car club that stands out to me, with some of the most killer cars every weekend, is HIGHCLASScc.

The kind of people you see every Sunday are from every race, coming together for the love of these beautiful classic cars that they put their heart and soul into. People bring their kids and grandkids so they can experience the culture as a family. There’s also the BBQ man with his trailer smoker dishing up the bomb BBQ for everyone.

In the city of Compton you can see that this car movement is not just a way of life — it is life!

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