Swiss-Mexican photographer and creative Edi Inderbitzin has lived in a ton of varied places. - His career in advertising kicked off in Hamburg, Germany, before taking him to Miami, Florida and then to Boulder, Colorado. He later took an around-the-world backpacking trip to re-energize and to work on his photography skills, before landing in Los Angeles, a city he now calls home.
In addition to the high profile campaigns, clients, and many awards in his career, Edi still finds time for his own creative projects, like the amazing Every Waking Hour project. – The project involved Edi taking a photo every waking hour for 365 days. The aim? To show that those imperfect, raw and real moments in between the ‘Instagrammable’ snapshots can be equally as beautiful.
We were pretty sure Edi would have some great recommendations for places to check out in LA. Here are 5 of his favourites…
People-watch the world go by
"It has everything and is great for people watching! You find great food, dive-bars, snobs, skaters, bodybuilders, start-up hustlers living next to each other."
One for the adrenaline junkies
"Stunt Road, starting on the Westside, is a really fun "race-track" if you like to drive a little bit faster and love tight turns."
The best burger in town
"Hinano Café is one of the best dive bars in Venice and has the best burger on the Westside. Hands down. Ask to add Swiss AND cheddar to it. You'll thank me later ;)"
GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
Food + culture
"Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is a lot of fun, has great food and from there you can walk around the area and go to the Broad, Disney Music Hall or take a walk to the arts district and its breweries."
Edi is also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Viva con Agua California, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensure that all people worldwide have access to clean drinking water.
Find out more about Edi’s work at: and be sure to check out the amazing Every Waking Hour project at:
Follow Edi on Instagram - and make sure you catch his cooking series:
All photos are copyright 51 Squared B.V. except: Profile photo (Courtesy of Edi Inderbitzin); Venice Beach (Credit: Unsplash - Joel de Vriend); Stunt Road (Credit: Pexels); PCH (Credit: Unsplash - Ganapathy Kumar); Hinano Café (Instagram @hinanovenice); Grand Central Market (Credit: Unsplash - Bruce Meier). This feature was not paid for in any way.