Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, January 27th, 2015.
Last weekend I photographed David Delgado at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, in front of the art installation Refraction, which he created along with Dan Goods. Delgado and Goods also designed these fabulous Exoplanet Travel Posters (illustrated by Joby Harris). You can download very high res versions for printing here).
Here are a few portraits of Elana Pritchard I shot at L.A’s old zoo a couple days ago. I learned about Pritchard after seeing the savagely funny cartoons she drew during a brief incarceration at a Los Angeles County jail. She’s got a Kickstarter for an animated film called The Circus, with 16 days to go.
If you you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, you can catch these four exceedingly talented musicians performing live. Jeff Parker, John Herndon and Emmett Kelly are Angelenos who, like me, used to live in Chicago. I’ve shot Parker and Herndon with the band Tortoise (they’re both members), as well as solo and with other bands they’ve played with. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Parker, and Herndon have all been involved in the improv music scene I’ve been documenting over the last few years. And I photographed Emmett Kelly for “The Corner Man” album cover, from his band The Cairo Gang (the far left photo is Kelly from “The Corner Man” photo session, then left to right, Parker, Flaten, and Herndon, for my improv portrait series).
Jeff Parker plays this Friday at the Blue Whale, Saturday at Human Resources (with Flaten), and Sunday at the Griffin, where if you’re lucky you can catch all four (Parker and Herndon will be playing, Kelly will be D.J’ing, and (according to Jeff) “maybe” Flaten.
Hollywood Boulevard, December 21, 2014.
This is the second Mucca Pazza video I’ve had the great pleasure of working on; I shot, directed, and edited this one a few years back:
I’ve been missing Chiang Mai lately, where I spent a couple months last winter. Here’s a portrait I shot in February at Skill Barber, just north of the old city.
Last Sunday I went out to shoot at Venice Beach for a photography tutorial project I’m working on (more on that to come). I coerced fellow Chicago expat friends Tamara and J.B. into helping—Tamara modeled and J.B. shot behind-the-scenes video (and thanks to Nathan for assisting). We got lucky with a particularly lovely magic hour sky.
Agave plant (agave weberi , or agave attenuata, anyone know for sure?) on Figueroa in Highland Park, L.A.
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