Photographer Matt Sweeney's Kodachrome slides taken from 1979 to 1982 takes us back to the streets of Hollywood, where everyone dresses in fancy red.
At the age of 16, Sweeney dropped out of high school to work in a gas station, saving up in pursuit of his dreams -- to be a great street photographer, or a cinematographer. He bought himself a Nikon from the New York Photography Discount houses. Before, he would shoot mostly in black and white with borrowed cameras.
In the City of Angels, where every corner was once a set from the movies, Sweeney practiced a lot on Hollywood's avenues, boulevards, and of course, the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With enough experience, Sweeney applied for Francis Ford Coppola's film school in San Francisco, wanting to secure a future after dropping out of high school. He was interviewed at the Zoetrope office, and got in.
Images are from Flashbak.