title of a book you should send for by Kevin McCollister; ifpublications.com
the book will cost you a whole 20 bucks....
take it from a guy who had lived in New York for over 20 years.(and finds very little in the way of photo inspiration in a "cleansed" city)...LA has got it ALL..it's up to you to go out and find it...could probably spend an entire lifetime making photos there
Best, Peter