Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 pm
Bing Theater at LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036
UPDATE: It looks like this one is going to "sell" out so I'd jump on this quickly. Reserve your tickets by calling the museum box-office 323 857 6010. Limit of 4 tickets per person. Any reserved tickets not picked up 15 minutes prior to show time will be released.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"In the end, whether the term is plagiarism...(I learned [that] the hard way; legally, at least here in Germany, it is next to impossible to use the term, you ll get sued and loose (sic), because a photograph is always a separate event (abgeschlossenes Ereignis)."
I once read an interview with Ryan McGinley where he was asked why he photographs, I think, and his response, quoted loosely and on memory alone went something like, "I photograph because no one else is taking the photos I'm taking."
I really liked that for it's simplicity. It seemed like the perfect artist statement to me (that one could get away with once established) because it hit upon the quaint nature of why I, and I think a great many others photograph - to explore, to create, to be surprised, to improve.
It seemed like a natural sibling of Winogrand's "I photograph to see what things look like photographed."
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hedi is one one of my favorite B&W photographers, though he shoots in color also. We sometimes ask what contemporary B&W photography looks like and I say it looks a lot like this.
Beware - you can get caught looking at his photos for hours (I often do) - he's got the fashion diary and a Tumblr-esque regular diary in which he tends to branch out and away from models a bit, which I actually prefer. He is represented by Almine Rech Gallery
I mean, the quality and quantity of this man's output is just incredible - what a talented individual.
This is the first of a two part feature, with the second to follow on Monday.
As always, click on each for a better, larger view. All images copyright Hedi Slimane.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The fact is, I have a great disdain for blurry, unfocused, grainy, or noisy shots for the most part. My eyes don't see that way and what I want most from photography is to be absorbed into a scene and alternate reality, if only for a heartbeat. These things take away from that experience. Hence, I've never been a big Lomo fan but I recognize others are and they do make some neat novelty products. Hey, whoever's contributing to the medium, right? Even better if they're doing so here.
We got a Lomo store:
On February 18th, 2010, the first Lomography Gallery Store and official Lomography Embassy will open its doors on the West Coast! To mark the event and usher in the new era of Lomography in Los Angeles, we are planning a huge celebration with an ocean of drinks, live Mariachi music, tacos and tamales, and even dancers! And we would like to invite you to join the fiesta! The festivities will begin at 7:00pm, and run until we are out of drinks! Space on the guestlist is limited, so to ensure your spot at the party, send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org now!
Lomography Gallery Store LA
7998 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90049
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
LITH PRINTING WORKSHOP
Instructor: Francesca di Leo
Dates/Times: MARCH 7th, 14th, 21th, & 28th 2010
Sundays 11am-3:00pm (14hrs total),
Workshop Fee: $225 + $160 lab fee
Enrollment Limit: 10
Lith printing is a process that uses a lithographic two part developer in a very dilute solution to obtain color and texture from a black and white paper. Different papers have different qualities in Lith printing, ranging in color from warm sepias to salmon and even olive tones. Other papers have very little color shift, achieving beautiful textures instead, giving the print a texturally graphic quality.
In this four week workshop, students will explore the world of Lith printing and a whole new way to express themselves artistically. Attendees will learn how to “expose for the highlights and develop for the shadows”, which is the basic principle in Lith printing. All students who attend this class should have a basic knowledge of traditional black in white printing.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required in order to reserve a space in the workshop. The balance is due on the first class session.
Please Send Deposit to this address:
Attn: Francesca di Leo
5124 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027
What disappointing programming since their inauguration. I'm holding out hope they can turn this thing around after year one...like with the President.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
LAT Review here says "they present the strongest evidence against the status quo, a powerful, plain-spoken case for the river's revitalization."
Let's hope someone's watching.
Friday, February 12, 2010
"This" is a collective of sorts from what I gather that is putting on a group show tonight in Highland Park from 7-10pm. I'll be heading to check this one out, as there are lots of recognizable and respected names on here.
Click on the flyer for info.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Editorial and lifestyle photographer, Kwaku Alston's series of Sartorialist-esque street portraits of characters in Venice, Horizon Court will be on display Friday near the scene of the crime. Check out the whole set here.
Friday, Feb 12th, 6-9pm
1346 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach
Having spent 4 years of my life in Spain, I'm pretty excited for tomorrow night's opening of Ruven Afanador's new series, Mil Besos, at Fahey Klein. The series showcases the women of flamenco and select work from his first book on bullfighting will also be on display.
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7-9pm
148 N. La Brea
This is happening on Saturday:
The Art Reserve in collaboration with Studio Morke present a night of Art, Music, People and Love to continue awareness for the healing of Haiti.
For the Love of Haiti promises to be a unique and compassionate event complete with a silent auction with complimentary beverages including beer and wine as well as an exclusive musical performance by ORGONE. Renowned artists such as Tony Duran, Clayton Brothers, Patrick Hoelck, Mark Lebowitz, Lisa Solberg, Salomon Huerta, Roni Feldman and others have donated various pieces of art in conjunction with The Art Reserve to produce a rare and never-before seen art collective with 100% of proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders.
For information check out www.fortheloveofhaiti.com
Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-9pm, Rooftop Cocktail After Party 9pm - 2am.
Studio Morke : 1026 S. Santa Fe Ave. #201 Los Angeles, Ca 90021
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
And they say nobody walks in LA...
- Charles Harbutt
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
"Ballet Vacate; A Dancer In Distress"
Thursday Feb. 4th, 7-11 PM (18 and over)
1113 S. Pacific Ave. Ste. B, San Pedro, CA 90731