Los Angeles photographer, Dotan Saguy, has spent hundreds of hours in a part of Los Angeles that was built to echo its Italian namesake, complete with canals and arched walkways, drawing a unique pageantry all its own. Definitely one of the last bastions of free love and unadulterated freedom of expression, Venice Beach draws an amazing cross section of humanity to it’s sand, surf, and blue skies. But with all neighborhoods on the fringe, there is a fragility and dark cloud looming over the area as potheads make way for tech geeks and long time businesses are pushed out in the name of progress, diluting and homogenizing the distinct character of Venice Beach.