A blog about photography in Los Angeles and the west coast in general.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Same but different?
Joerg posted today about a critic calling a photographer's series "irrelevant and a calculated provocation." I'm not sure I entirely agree with that assessment (and besides, isn't a great deal of art a calculated provocation?), but she may have gone a bit far with this image's similarity to one of my favorite (and a quite well known) Tierney Gearon images:
The idea behind this blog is driven by my perceived lack of community for photographers and enthusiasts in Los Angeles. The photography scene seems quite fragmented compared to New York, which is where the title comes from. New Yorkers are blessed with an established community and resources that us Angelenos are just going to have to create for ourselves. I hope for this blog to become a way for us to do just that - network, keep up to date on photo related happenings, and grow our community into one that promotes photography in the region. After all, we can shoot too.