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21 Questions: David Lekach


A brief conversation with lifestyle photographer David Lekach, the man behind the lens for our Vacation Issue editorial The Young Tehachapis. Here, Lekach talks Danny Lyon, partying, and Rick and Morty.



LAC: So, what’s up?

DL: New phone. Who dis?


Can you name your top 5 favorite photographers right now? 

All time:

-Paul Jasmin

-Danny Lyon

-Bruce Davidson

-Juergen Teller

-Helmut Newton



-Graham Dunn

-Maxwell Clements

-Romain Duquesne

-David Boyson Cooper

-Jamie Hawksworth


What’s your middle name? 

Ain’t got one.


Rock, paper, or scissors?

Rock ‘n Roll. Always.


If we gave you $50, what would you buy?

Give half to charity and buy my mom a house.


Blue or black ink?



Meals or snacks?

Definitely meals. I love a big, leisurely breakfast: eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, veggies, toast, coffee.


What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?

It’s a new day #blessed.


Where do you hang out in LA?

Cha Cha Lounge in Echo Park, Non Plus Ultra in East Hollywood, and Open The Portal Studios in Chinatown.


Who would you commission to create your portrait?

Sean From Texas.


Do anything last night?

Roller disco in Glendale.


How late did you stay up?



Are you listening to music right now?

Yup. Hasil Adkins, all day.


Any Tattoos?

4 for now.


Last 3 Google searches?

“Rick And Morty”

– “Bengal Tiger top speed”

– “County line surf report”


If life could resemble any film…

Escape From New York 


If life could resemble any song…

Money for Nothing and Chicks For Free


Horoscopes: yay or nay?

Werd, I heard that Mercury’s in Gatorade.


Speaking of…when’s your birthday?

September 2nd! So soon!


What are you doing later?



Can we come?



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