Interesting flicks. But he was selectively seeking out examples of "Californication" in the era of egregrious LA-style sprawl invading other parts of the West, so had a kinda artsy motive behind things all along, despite his reputation for being neutral towards thematic content. Every camera user has some kind of jaded perspective. But I appreciate his courage to still use the term "beauty", even when it applies to the non-stereotypical.