02/04/2015 01:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Shooting The Old L.A. Zoo With DJ Babu

DJ Babu may best be known for his work as a deejay and as a producer. He's part of the legendary Beat Junkies collective and a member of the iconic Dilated Peoples crew. But over the last couple of years, I've also come to know a different side of him.


Beyond his revered work in the music world, DJ Babu is also a great photographer.


Recently, he and I met at the Old L.A. Zoo. If you haven't been there before, it's worth noting that it's somewhat hidden. A lot of Los Angeles residents don't even know that it's in existence, but it's also not that big of a secret. I mean, it's even been in a few movies. Check Anchorman for an example of that.


Despite the fact that people can stumble upon this old zoo on a hike, there's still a certain mystique about it. It still looks like the abandoned zoo you'd hope to find, rusty cages all around, graffiti at every turn.

Check out the images below for more on DJ Babu and the Old L.A. Zoo.