Maps and Territories

June 4, 2014   •   By Michael Schmelling

The Los Angeles Review of Books and Los Angeles magazine launch a joint publication today with the release of “Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory”: a multimedia collaborative story. Featuring author Geoff Nicholson and writer and critic Anthony Miller — with video by LARB AV and photography by Michael Schmelling — this is the first story collaboration between the Los Angeles Review of Books and Los Angeles magazine.


The joint LARB/Los Angeles magazine feature coincides with the release this week of Nicholson's new novel The City Under the Skin. Nicholson invited Miller, a longtime friend, to join him on a walk to explore a series of urban ruins hidden in plain sight. They started at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and made their way to Joan Didion's former house. Anthony Miller wrote the print story about the journey, "Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory." LARB's multimedia division, LARB AV, recorded it on video. Michael Schmelling documented it via photograph in a series, "Maps and Territories," presented here. 


Click here for "Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory" by Anthony Miller.


The video edition of "Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory" by LARB AV is posted at the end of this article, or click here.


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All photographs by Michael Schmelling. All rights reserved.


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Michael Schmelling is the author of five photo books: Shut Up Truth (J+L Books, 2002), The Week Of No Computer (TV Books 2008), The Plan (J+L Books, 2009), Atlanta: Hip Hop & The South (Chronicle, 2010) and Land Line (J+L Books 2013). Schmelling's work from The Plan was included in the 2013 ICP Triennial: A Different Kind Of Order. www.michaelschmelling.com