"I had this vision of the superhighways, the freeways, commingling with trees," Davidson recently told Elissa Curtis of The New Yorker: "People don't stop and look at how beautiful that 405, the interchange, is with these enormous, wonderful trees. Underneath the 405, ivy was growing. Nature clings, nature will adapt, nature will find a way to live. Even under concrete. Nature is there: surrounding the grid of the city itself."
These photographs, part of an ongoing "Nature of Los Angeles" series, tell the story that moves beyond the stories of concrete that often color depictions of the West Coast metropolis. "LA is a place you can take for granted," said Davidson, "But to hone in, and to look at something as magnificent as these enormous, wonderful trees. It's not natural to fall in love with a palm tree. You'd have to have your head examined. But I did."