Axel Brunst // Photographer


A brief look at images from commissioned projects, personal work and everything in between.

Gardeners of Los Angeles

When walking and cycling in and around Culver City you'll notice all this nice and tidy gardens. Most of those however - in contrast to here in Germany - are maintained by gardeners. I came up with the idea to portrait the gardeners behind those anonymous gardeners. Turns out this isn't that easy. First of I don't shoot portraits of strangers that often (hence the challenge). And second they don't really want to be photographed or don't even speak English. This is the only image I got from asking 6 gardeners over the course of a week before heading back to Germany. And even he doesn't seem to be that excited an happy. I like the hat though!