A New Focus

Once a high-profile D.A., Gil Garcetti is thriving as a stylish photographer

Gil Garcetti is used to beingĀ in front of the cameras. As a former district attorney for Los Angeles County, the suave prosecutor with silver hair and movie-star looks faced the media in practically every big homicide case of the 1990s, from O.J. Simpson to the Menendez brothers. But shortly after Garcetti lost a re-election bid five years ago, his career made a sharp turn. Today he can be found behind the lens, working as a professional photographer, with three acclaimed books to his credit as well as gallery exhibitions and a profitable side business selling prints of his photos.

Garcetti's dramatic...

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