21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic

Many might call me a street photographer; my aim is more than that. I simply like to bring beauty and meaning to things that go unnoticed or unappreciated. I found this picture of "Ukraine" on the streets and sidewalks of LA. Obviously not the picture I'd like to portray (I would rather it be a picture of solid blue and yellow, like the flag), but I find it apropos, unfortunately so, for what's happening today. My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine and all their extended families.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael Bott