I have lived about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles for more than 40 years. But the 5 freeway has always seemed more like a barrier than an avenue into LA. I discovered the MetroLink train only about 3 years ago and since then I have made many trips into the city with a camera. I am more attracted to the rusty bits of the city than the shiny parts. It’s the older, well worn areas that draw my eye.