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About Polly BORLAND

After life in her native Australia and then the UK, Polly Borland found settling in Los Angeles ‘disorientating’. But the culture shock of living in a new, alien environment has allowed the artist and photographer – globally renowned for her iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II – to train her creative focus on the subjects of cultural, social and political darkness. Pushed to another artistic level by her environment, she continues to fight conformism with her work, and turned her lens on Los Angeles to let us in on the city's darker underbelly, her inspiration, a few favorite spots, and why she always avoids freeways.


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