There is a romanticism that comes with documenting this rapidly changing city.  The images are homages to not only what seems to be disappearing but also a celebration of perseverance. Every bodega, storefront, donut shop and dry cleaner that Monick has admired anxiously becomes his subject matter. “If I saw something, I used to make a note to return to shoot it at later date. Now its U-turns and ‘sorry I’m late’ as I am never sure it will be there tomorrow...with every image I feel like I say goodbye to romance" - Katherine Whitlock, Los Angeles, 2019