Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Future (or present) Fossils of Photography By Bughouse

Artists Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson from Los Angeles design studio Bughouse have created some awesome sculptures which are individually hand-cast in cement and then color-stained to bring out the subtleties. Its funny that the title is Future Fossils, because as far as the world of photography in this new year of 2012 and the past 10 for that matter, the sculpted cameras are fossils of a photo generation past.

Travis Pastrana gets fashionably rad

If you open up the latest issue of GQ, you’ll see lots of metro dude stuff. But you also may find X-Games champ and lunatic extraordinaire Travis Pastrana gracing the pages in some damn fine suits. Travis rallied around the streets of downtown LA with photographer Peggy Sirota for the fashion piece on the summer’s “daredevil-ish” looks. Always fun/weird to see one of our own action sports athletes get all dressed up like a 9-5’er.
If you wanna be styled-out like Travis, the full article is here.

Collaboration Station

Danielle’s WE ARE EXPERIENCED book tour is not over. Her event here at Nemo was awesome, but if you are in LA, you are in for a treat.

Hypbeast just reported that in conjunction with the book launch of Danielle’s “We Are Experienced” photo book, Freshjive and powerHouse Books has teamed up with the photographer on an upcoming event and series of photo-print t-shirts. Six shirts will release at the event which takes place Thursday, February 12th which includes four under Freshjive and two under Warriors of Radness.

We Are Experienced by Danielle Levitt Book Signing & Exhibit
Thursday, February 12, 2009
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
420 North Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, California
p: 323.651.0131

Photo of the Day (1 and 2)

Since I’m posting late in the day, I thought I would give you a treat and feature two photos from two different artists. I’m always excited when I see photographers that break the mould and remind me that photography can be so much more than the image from your camera. I came across one of these photographers on Iheartphotograph (a super site that was recommended to me by Anthony Georgis– thanks).

Marnie Weber - Buffalo

Marnie Weber is a multi-media/faceted/talented artist from Los Angeles. She creates photo collages that have a surrealist slant; images that are at once compelling and disturbing. You might recognize her work from Sonic Youth, A Thousand Leaves album. The white face reminds me of Japanese Noh masks that are made to represent, women, children, supernatural beings, heros, devils, or ghosts.

Johanna ReedJohanna Reed’s work is different from Weber’s. She paints found images, often highlighting the foreground or background, which in turn can erase or highlight the context of the image.

I’m much more interested in Weber’s work, but I think they are both good examples that expand our view of photography today.