Grove Pashley: Los Angeles entertainment photographer of 30 years lives in Frogtown turns his camera to The LA River Wildlife.
In 2004 Grove Pashley stumbled upon the Glendale Narrows, an 11-mile section of Los Angeles flood control channel also known as the LA River. The Glendale Narrows have a “soft bottom” (no concrete in the center) where a massive amount of flora has reasserted itself, creating a wildlife habitat for a variety of birds including the Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Double-crested Cormorant, Green Heron, Night Heron and Black-necked Stilt. Situated virtually in the middle of the second-most populous city in the USA is this unusually verdant and nearly-hidden portion of the LA River running alongside of the neighborhood known as Frogtown. Pashley made Frogtown his home in 2010 and began photographing this unique habitat, producing portraits of wildlife in this environment comprised of concrete, water and flora.