Jerry McMillan is known for his photographs of his peers in the Los Angeles art world of the 1960s and '70s. In 1969 he was comissioned to photograph the [number] artists participating in the Pasadena Art Museum's survey exhibition, West Coast, 1945-1969. All the artists were captured posing in a photo studio, with the backdrops and staging exposed. McMillan seems to have encouraged his subjects to act freely, allowing him to capture aspects of their personality. For example, Larry Bell boldly puffs on a cigar, while James Turrell sits cross legged on the floor in an image that is published here for the first time, as he dropped out of the exhibition.