Obscure by Zes – Book + Print Available May 17th at The Seventh Letter (LA) + May 19th at 1xRUN

1xRUN is proud to announce the release of Obscure a collection of photographs from anonymous Los Angeles graffiti writer Zes.

Photos by Jon Lake

With 121 pages of vivid black and white photography, Obscure takes an in depth look at the architecture, skylines and otherwise inaccessible views of Los Angeles through the eyes of one of the city’s most seasoned street practitioners.


“If I had to choose one artist to epitomize the heart and soul of the City of Los Angeles it would be Zes. His work thrives on the pulse and energy of this spread out landscape,” Saber MSK/AWR writes in the book’s foreword. “His photography is his unique perspective, usually perched many perched many stories above looking down with a birdseye view of the city that many will never see. Zes’ photographs are superhuman snapshots.”


Obscure will be available on Saturday, May 17th at The Seventh Letter flagship store located in Los Angeles at 346 N. Fairfax Ave along with an exhibition of photographs from the book.


Additional copies along with a limited edition 5-color serigraph print printed by Master Printer Tony Clough will be available at 1xRUN on Monday May 19th at 12pm EST. zes-1xrun-way-of-the-cross-640blogFor press inquiries, additional information, hi-resolution press photos and wholesale orders email [email protected].

Obscure by Zes
121 Pages – 9.25 x 6.25 inches
Hard Cover First Edition of 2000
Each Individually Signed & Numbered


Photos courtesy of Jon Lake.