06/08/2010 02:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

PHOTOS: LA's 'Outsiders'

All photos and text courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine

Some Angelenos don't wait for Hollywood to discover them. Their fame is self-generated and, in a city of narcissists, hard won. Other characters express their passions in public with such missionary zeal, they make our own bashfulness all the more apparent. Music, environmentalism, and the benefits of shaking your hips drive the street personalities who brighten the schlep of our daily commute. For those about to rock public space, we salute you.

- By Laurie Pike

The Outsiders: Courtesy Of Los Angeles Magazine