An extravagant sculptor who chose to move here for the extraordinary light.
An old and decayed alleyway that is resurrected to become a centre of arts and photography.
A soccer player from Germany who started a café that opens at dawn
A drunk master of detective fiction who tried to kill himself in his beautiful mansion…
Collection ‘37’ focuses on neighborhoods of cities in California and Japan, within a specific zip code or administrative district. The first cities to be explored by En Ville teams of writers and photographers are the San Diego/Tijuana urban region, San Francisco and Tokyo. Each book features 37 pieces on its subject’s residents, oddities, public places and local artists, accompanied by artistic photography and statistics presented in a unique design. Each comes with a smart phone application locating the 37 subjects on a map of the area. Together they invite us to follow a winding road that, step by step, encapsulates the neighborhood.
photograph by Paul Burlingame