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Elizabeth Daniels

Elizabeth Daniels is a photographer based in her native Los Angeles. She has worked for Curbed, Eater, and Racked LA for three years, and her photographs have been used by Rolling Stone, Bon Appetit, GQ, and Elle magazine. Previously, she curated Michael G. Wilson’s photography collection and worked at the Getty Museum.


The Malin House (Chemosphere), built in 1961. (Ken Hively. © 2011. Los Angeles Times. Used with permission.)

If You Were Cool, Rich, or Bad Enough to Live Here, You’d Be Home

Winter 2013 | Essays

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I found myself energized by the city’s aesthetic extremes and, upon watching Brian de Palma’s Body Double, quickly sought out John Lautner’s Chemosphere house, arguably the film’s most pivotal character: an octagonal pod-like home with a 360° view, thrust above the hills on a single pole plunged deep into a steep, sloping lot.