Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles and suffering near-terminal angst from suburban American living, Glenn took himself to a big city college in Chicago. It was there in a colleagues’ darkroom that he discovered photography. He immediately dropped out of school and dedicated his life to the photographic image. After apprenticing in Chicago’s big catalog stuidos of the time, he transitioned to portraiture, night landscapes and photojournalism for the likes of UPI, Newsweek, Parade and various business journals, all the while documenting the blues music scene of Chicago’s South Side. Eventually, he became a writer, director and producer of weekly television productions in Chicago.
About eight years ago, he returned to his hometown of Los Angeles and has been documenting in digital color the historic city’s core transition from its rotten roots as one of the country’s largest Skid Rows into a vibrant and modern urban living center.
Most recently, his work is being shown in conjunction with the Month of Photography LA at the Fathom Gallery, in downtown Los Angeles.