August in LA, in 21 Pictures

To call L.A. a superficial town is in and of itself a superficial comment. This town is brimming with soul — assuming you know where to look.

A good place to start: Instagram.

With that in mind, we bring you 21 ‘Grams, a review of the month that was in our fair city, as told by 21 of our favorite social media-savvy shutterbugs.


Because the Liquid Shark is a welcome addition to the DTLA public art scene


Because rush hour is a dish best served with a pit stop for ice cream


Because these house plants are exceptionally drought-resistant

A video posted by @goldenvoice on


Because he’s our favorite creep

A photo posted by Be Los Angeles (@belosangeles) on


Because we don’t just fly our freak flag, we wear it


Because sometimes they build you up just to tear you down


Because what a strangely beautiful smogtastic day


Because Here’s Looking at You wins restaurant of summer


Because we tasted the rainbow and it was way better than a bag of Skittles

A photo posted by North Menswear (@northmenswear) on


Because not all morning commutes are created equal

A photo posted by Stacy Suaya (@stacysuaya) on


Because David Hockney knows how to celebrate the National Parks Centennial


Because the Rams are back, baby!

A photo posted by Curate LA (@curate.la) on


Because the L.A. River is one of our city’s most impressive
canvases

Shooting @TheRealGeorgeClinton #live on @MBEkcrw … #DoinWork #OneNationUnderFunk!! #ParliamentFunkadelic

A photo posted by Dustin Downing (@metakeaphoto) on


Because he’s gonna tear the roof off this sucka


Because our beaches look best in bird’s-eye

A photo posted by Ali Mitton (@alimitton) on


Because sometimes we’re glad it’s so very, very, miserably hot out


Because there is no one like Grace Jones


Because California isn’t the only thing on fire

A photo posted by Roger Ho (@rohofoto) on


Because we finally got to dance ourselves clean again

A photo posted by Can Temiz (@baycantemiz) on


Because “The most certain and the most ignorant are the most terrifying” –Guillermo del Toro

A photo posted by roobonics (@reubenbrody) on


Because we could all stand to spend more time with a good book