Douglas McCulloh wandered across the 1,287.75 square miles of urban Los Angeles, randomly photographing life in L.A. Chance Encounters: The LA Project took over six years to complete. Each day Douglas would draw a slip of paper that selected a coordinate on a 5,151 grid map of urban L.A., then drive there and spend all day photographing.
This Virtual Gallery has a selection of photographs from Chance Encounters: The LA Project. Like the project itself, random chance selects a photo, and therefore some may repeat as you click on the “Chance Encounter” button or reload the page. By clicking on the photograph a caption will be displayed.