Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feature - Kathleen Hawkes

One of Kathleen Hawkes's tableware pieces is featured in a current show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art of winners of its juried competition, Looking Forward (juror: Edward Robinson - Associate Photo Curator at LACMA), on now and during the upcoming downtown art walk on Sept. 8th. Disclaimer: I have a piece in the show. I really like the unique feel to the series, which isn't easy to achieve with still lifes. I'm featuring work from her Tableware series.

All images Copyright Kathleen Hawkes

Quote of the Week - James Dodd

"Like Robert, I too felt the need to distance myself from my older work (in my case was Olympic Dreams), both aesthetically and story wise, which for me was in order to avoid being pigeon holed as a photographer who can only produce one type of work."

- James Dodd

I think many of us want to shoot a variety of things in a variety of ways, despite the market often rewarding those that do what we are trying to avoid. I know I do.

Job Opportunity - San Francisco


Associate Photo Editor
Reports To: Photo Editor
Location: San Francisco, Ca

Job Summary

About Dwell
Dwell Media, LLC is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital + Mobile, Dwell on Design events, Dwell Insights Group, Dwell Homes Collection and Dwell TV. Founded in 2000 by Lara Hedberg Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement.

Dwell Media, LLC is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital + Mobile, Dwell on Design events, Dwell Insights Group, Dwell Homes Collection and Dwell TV. Founded in 2000 by Lara Hedberg Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement.

We are looking for a passionate Associate Photo Editor to join our creative team. You will have a keen eye for high quality photography, excellent multitasking skills and a high capacity visual memory. You will be highly organized, self motivated, enthusiastic, know how to self review your work, and have exceptional people skills. You will be a strong and fair negotiator with a sense of humor. You will assist the Photo Editor with the evolution of Dwell Media and overall photography, and thrive in a creative, collaborative environment.

This is not a staff photographer position.

  • You will work closely with the Photo Editor to conceptualize, assign and produce photo shoots.
  • You will research and collect images for existing art stories, digital projects and special issues.
  • You will edit all images from your stories.
  • You will work with the Photo Editor, Executive Editor and the design team members on story layouts.
  • You will negotiate fees and contracts with photographers and reps for assignments and existing art.
  • You will keep all in house tracking systems and data bases current and manage all photo returns and story pdf’s.
  • You will research and discover new photographers appropriate for Dwell Media.
  • You will initiate, collaborate, and contribute to the environment of the creative staff
    in a positive way.
  • You will prep images for digital use and contribute to Dwell’s content management system (CMS).

Required Skills

  • 2+ years photo editing experience or comparable
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to meet deadlines with completed work
  • Ability to double check your own work and follow projects through to completion
  • Ability to multi-task, manage tight deadlines, and achieve quick turnarounds
  • Possess strong organizational skills, with mindfulness of team needs
  • High knowledge of Adobe CS5 and Excel
  • Knowledge of and experience in digital asset management is a big plus
  • A clear understanding of the Dwell visual voice
  • Enthusiasm for your team, a good sense of humor, and the desire to own the projects you work on are absolutely essential

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and PDF portfolio with relevant samples of your work to:

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will not be responded to.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Opening Saturday - Redefining Hollywood @ Analog Salon

The Analog Salon is a project by Digital Fusion that highlights exceptional talent in the world of fine art photography. By partnering with industry leaders, DF is showcasing artists in its salon setting in Culver City by celebrating new, emerging and established photographers with an emphasis on Los Angeles based artists.

The new space represents a modern movement in supporting the arts by providing not only a space but a full production and marketing project to showcase talent and support artist efforts. The space will provide sponsored printing and framing, sponsored events based on the work and will include lectured, discussion panels and artist talks. All events will have a reception event and will be backed by local arts and entertainment media.

Along with Samitaur Constructs and under the guidance of architect Eric Owen Moss, Digital Fusion has provided a space to display and celebrate photography. Regular curated gallery exhibits will occur at the Culver City canvas setting. A dynamic partnership has been established with Contemporary Cultural led by cultural curator Edgar Varela as well as partnerships with local art world staples; Artweek LA & LA Canvas.

Partnerships have also been established with The Lucie Foundation, an organization established to support photography. We have also partnered with local radio station KCRW, the hub of cultural happenings in the Los Angeles regional area as well as Dublab, a radio collective specializing in cultural exploration of sight and sound.



An exhibition of Photography by

Twelve photographers

August 27th -September 30th, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27th, 7-10 pm

Exhibition on View Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Special Event for Photography on September 21st, 7-10

Other Exhibitions planned for November-December and 2012 on the website

The Analog Salon

3535 Hayden Avenue, Suite 100

Culver City, CA 90232

Thomas Alleman, J. Wesley Brown, Siri Kaur, Gordon Magnin, Gray Malin, Claire Mallett, Brend Reinhardt, April Rocha, Ryan Schude/Lauren Randolph, Emily Shur, Aline Smithson, Lacey Terrell

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thomas Demand Lecture - September 7

Copyright Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand will speak at USC's Roski School of Fine Arts on September 7th from noon until 2pm. This is one of those moments where I almost wish I didn't have a day job. Almost. You should attend if you don't.

Info here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday Openings

A lot of good stuff happening tomorrow (which is downtown art walk night also):

Two concurrent shows at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art: (I'm in this one)

"Analog to Digital"
July 9-September 2, 2011
Artwalk Reception: Thursday August 11, 7-9pm

John Baldessari, Gronk, Patti Heid, Dennis Hopper, Kathryn Jacobi,Luke Matjas, Miss Maytag Collective, Mark Mothersbaugh, Federico Solmi, Anneliese Varaldiev, Robert Williams, Joel-Peter Witkin

"Looking Forward: Ten Artists to Watch"
Selected by Edward Robinson, LACMA
August 11-September 2, 2011
Thursday August 11, 7-9pm

Toban Nichols
Amy Snell
Anthony Holmquist
Louis Jacinto
Karine Laval
Kathleen Hawkes
Lucio Carvalho
Paul Adams
J. Wesley Brown
Matthew Cella

"I Love L.A."

Thursday, August 11, 7 pm - 9 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, 930 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90017
Meet the artists, have a book signed, view the works from this collection.

If you can't make the opening reception for the artists, the show installs at Duncan Miller Gallery, 10959 Venice Blvd in West LA on Saturday August 13 and runs through September 17. There will be another reception on Saturday, Aug 13, 7-10 pm in the gallery.

L.A. Times article here.


August 11 – 27, 2011
7358 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Stephen Cohen Gallery are pleased to announce COLLECTORS’ FAVORITES, a special exhibition of photographs on loan from private collections of members of LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council (PAC) hosted by Stephen Cohen Gallery. A public opening will take place on Thursday, August 11th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

On view will be over 60 art works, ranging from early photographs of the 1880s to works of the present day. This exhibition will feature such masters of photography as Karl Struss, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Ruth Bernard, Bruce Davidson, James Van Der Zee, W. Eugene Smith, and Heinrich Kühn, as well as works by artists discovered by PAC collectors. COLLECTORS’ FAVORITES reflects the diverse passions and interests of PAC’s members, counting among their ranks many leading California photography collectors. The prints on display will be accompanied by brief statements from each collector, explaining his or her thoughts on collecting and reasons for exhibiting specific photographs.

Get your Cyanotype on.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

LA Night by Colin Rich

Pretty stunning. Probably best to click through and watch in on Vimeo directly.

LA Light from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Book Signing - Simone Lueck at Kopeikin

As part of a second opening reception for Simone Lueck and Jeffrey Millstein's Cuba-themed show at Paul Kopeikin, Lueck will be signing books for her official launch party of her new book, Cuba TV.

There will also be a food truck and appropriately, rum cocktails.

Kopeikin Gallery
2766 La Cienega Blvd.
Saturday, August 13
6-9 pm

Quote of the Week - T.S. Eliot

"The main idea — that efforts at paraphrasing poetry into prose fail in ways that parallel attempts for prose do not — was not new. It has been generally agreed upon since Aristotle. This skeptical thesis was championed in the first half of the 20th century by the New Critics as well as by their guiding spirit, T.S. Eliot, who, when asked to interpret the line “Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree in the cool of the day…” from his poem “Ash Wednesday,” responded, “It means ‘Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree in the cool of the day.’ ”

- T.S. Eliot via this article in the Times that relates quite well, I think to the attempt to verbalize photographs.