Joel Fletcher photography
I have photographed numerous outlandish buildings in the LA area from the late eighties to current times. These places featured unusual signs, design, and architecture intended to grab your attention! Unfortunately many of them are long gone. Click on any thumbnail image for a larger view.

Soap Plant and Wacko stores on Melrose Ave. galleryGiant hamburger shaped building. galleryUnusual storefront. galleryArtistic graffiti covered store. galleryFlame sign design storefront. galleryTrendy bad girl store. galleryBuilding that looks like a submarine. galleryHatch entrance to submarine building. galleryStrange building with knight and dragon sculptures. gallerySpace age theme restaurant by airport. galleryWestern them restaurant with stagecoach. galleryBuilding that looks like a ship. galleryBuilding with nautical design. galleryGiant statue of arabian man holding carpet sign. galleryBuilding with giant skull in hollywood. galleryHuge ballerina clown sculpture. galleryColossal mexican muffler man sculpture. galleryPolynesian restaurant with gigantic tiki. gallery
Photo information: (1) SOAP PLANT and WACKO, Melrose Ave, 1986. (2) THE BURGER THAT ATE LA, Melrose Ave, 1991. (3) TOO CUTE, Melrose Ave, 1991. (4) YONADA mural, Melrose Ave, 1991. (5) STREET LEGAL, Melrose Ave, 1991. (6) BACKSEAT BETTY, 1991. (7-8) LA DIVE restaurant, Century City, 1991. (9) YOUNG MOGULS building, Hollywood, 1992. (10) ENCOUNTER restaurant, Los Angeles airport, 2007. (11) SADDLE RANCH CHOP HOUSE, Universal City, 2008. (12) CAFE JACK restaurant, Los Angeles Koreatown, 2010. (13) THE GALLEY, Santa Monica, 2010. (14) CARPET MAN statue, San Fernando Valley, 2011. (15) MUSEUM OF DEATH, Hollywood, 2011. (16) BALLERINA CLOWN statue, Venice, 1991. (17) LA SALSA statue, Malibu, 1992. (18) TRADER VIC'S, Beverly Hills, 2003.