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Pizza in the Wild: Jonpaul Douglass Photographs Our Favorite Food in Nature

Who hasn't been inspired by a slice or two of pizza? But one photographer has taken his pie-love to a whole new level, shooting the delicious delicacy all over the streets of L.A.

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Most of us consume our pizzas too quickly to truly appreciate their beauty. But one California-based filmmaker and photographer, Jonpaul Douglass, is taking pizza out of the box and into the wilderness of Los Angeles. Using his iPhone, Douglass has been capturing Ninja Turtle-esque pies since November 2013, when he was inspired by a graffiti tag of a pepperoni pizza, posting a photo of it to his Instagram with the caption, “#pizza the universal symbol of happiness.” Ever since, Jonpaul has been delighting us with his playful pizzagrams, shining his camera on pies “from the world’s finest pizza establishment, Little Caesars.” At only $5 a pop, he can afford to put pizza just about anywhere, and he’s been known to keep a pie or two in the trunk of his car in case he’s struck with inspiration to shoot. As the expert in everyone’s favorite comfort food, we had to ask: deep dish or thin crust? While we all enjoy a good deep dish, Douglass agrees, New York-style thin crust will always reign supreme. But as far as West Coast pizza goes, he reccomends Pizzanista! in downtown LA. 

Jonpaul Douglass

  

Jonpaul Douglass

  

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass

Jonpaul Douglass