Proselytizing Christians talking to Smurfs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.Shot August 4th, 2015.
Chinatown, downtown L.A., August 8th, 2015.
Last Friday afternoon at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, I found two Spidermen inexplicably frisking a bear. Later, Spiderman sat down for a break.
I recently discovered (via this LA Weekly article), that there’s a world class Ghanaian xylophonist (gyil player to be precise) living in my neighborhood, so naturally I contacted him to see if I could arrange a photo session. His name is SK Kakraba, and he kindly invited me over to his house, where I shot these photos today. Angeleno’s can catch him this Friday performing at the beautiful Getty Museum.
I’m thrilled to be a part of a photo exhibition that opened last week at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery in Chicago. The show is called Chicago Reader in Black & White, and features photographs shot on black & white film for the Reader, by 15 different photographers. I have five prints in the exhibit, including the one above, Greetings From Uptown (shown here on the cover of this week’s Reader), and the one below, Uptown Girl. The show is up through August 28th.
You can see a handful of Reader photographers waxing poetically about shooting for the Reader in this video, part of the exhibit.
What a pleasure to meet and photograph legendary West Coast artist Ed Moses at his Venice studio; I dropped by a few weeks ago with John Horn, who interviewed Moses for his KPCC-produced public radio show, The Frame. You can listen to the interview—as well as see a bunch more of the photos I shot—at the KPCC site. LACMA is currently exhibiting a retrospective of Moses’s work, up until August 2nd, 2015.