A bodybuilder flexes on Venice Beach. Esquire had sent Davidson to California with the idea that his photos would accompany an article written by someone like Tom Wolfe -- someone who represented an unconventional non-fiction writing style that was being called New Journalism.
A woman walks by a Cadillac.
People wait at a bus station.
Men play chess near the beach.
The city was about to undergo a cultural transformation driven by a Baby Boomer generation that was coming of age.
A man uses a microphone to order food from a drive-in diner. This photo was also used as the cover of the Beastie Boys album "Ill Communication."