Los Angeles

A City of Fame

Non-Fiction - Travel
200 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2018
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Author Biography

Andrey Vlasov became interested in photography when he was 22 years old. His passion for traveling merged with his new love for photography blending the two hobbies under his creative name 'Photravel'. Over the past years he has visited 25 countries, some of which he lived in for months at a time.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a traveler inspired Vlasov to create and share travel books filled with hundreds of unfiltered photographs capturing the true essence gained from exploring these regions.
Since publishing his first book in 2016 titled Thailand: A country of Smiles, Vlasov has published three more travel guides; San Francisco: A City of Love, Los Angeles: A City of Fame and Other California. He is working on more books from his time spent in Miami and Europe.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In Los Angeles: A City of Fame by Vlasov Andrey, the author captures the beauty of the place in some stunning images. Los Angeles is one of the biggest and most famous cities on the west coast of the United States, and the photographs in this book speak volumes about the city’s charm, beauty, culture, places of interest, and everything that makes the city what it is. The pictures speak about the city’s traffic jams, skyscrapers, museums, beaches, food, and many other exciting places that will make readers want to travel to Los Angeles and visit and explore what the author has shared in his book. By the time readers finish checking out all the pictures, they will realize that the city is not just about mountains, beaches, and waterfalls; it is also a place where dreams come true, where life is busy yet slow paced, and can be glamorous and also appear disheveled.

I like the author’s idea of making his pictures do all the talking instead of describing. Every picture has something interesting to tell readers. The author has a great eye when it comes to capturing images and these are clear and gorgeous. I know now, sitting at home, what Los Angeles looks like and I know where I will go first when I visit Los Angeles. My favorite pictures are in the section called The Centre - Glendale, Los Angeles, and North Hollywood - as I find the images there very fascinating. Travel books are more appealing if they are like this; pictorial and glamorous.