VALERIE J. BOWER is a photographer based in Los Angeles. She uses childhood nostalgia, and the visuals and experiences of growing up in a working-class L.A. neighborhood as influences in her work. Her dream-like, monochrome street photography show a softer, feminine point of view on typically masculine themes and subjects. Focusing primarily on POC, she documents various street cultures and everyday life in Los Angeles. She has also explored the influences of West Coast culture in other parts of the US and the world, connecting back to her focus L.A. Valerie's work also includes her collection of self-published books, zines, and printed special items such as letter writing and postcard sets. Embellishments like ribbons, hearts, teddy bears, and use of pink on her printed work further emphasize her intention of delicacy.