For a long time after moving to Los Angeles, Rupert Cresswell—artist, creative director and British expat—felt like an outsider looking in. This might be why AI was the perfect companion as he embarked on a series of lush, off-kilter portraits of the city’s inhabitants.
“It is quite an alien place for me. I’m still exploring it. As people might tell you who’ve moved to L.A., it takes a while to get to know it,” Cresswell told Ad Age recently.
Over the holidays, Cresswell found a way to commune with the unfamiliar. He happened to visit two landmark L.A. eateries, Musso & Frank and Canter’s Deli, on the same day. And he found himself struck by the atmosphere in both—what he described as “a time capsule of culture and fashion.”