Photographer Ken Hermann was on assignment in Los Angeles when he first noticed the costumed characters on Hollywood Boulevard who take pictures with tourists for tips. His new photo series "Behind the Mask" shows us who's really under the costume.
Ken writes, "While in Los Angeles, I stayed at a hotel close to the Hollywood Boulevard. Walking down the Boulevard every day I became fascinated with the street artists who work as impersonators dressing up as Hollywood icons and pose with tourists for tips. I became curious about who these street artists who spend so much time and effort imitating someone else really are, and my idea for the series 'Behind the Mask' came to life."