Wigglegram: Feast of Flowers in Angel City

 

1903 Fest of Flowers, Los Angeles photo. Stereo wigglegram. From the Library of Congress.

 I just made this wiggly animated gif, from a stereoscopic card shot circa 1903 that I found at the abundant and fabulous picture archives at the Library of Congress.

 

Title:The famous “Feast of Flowers” in the “Angel City” — reviewed by President Roosevelt, Los Angeles, Cal.

Repro#: LC-DIG-stereo-1s02034.

Palms

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June 18, 2014, Highland Park, L.A.

Oleander

Black and white photograph of oleander plant. Photo by Jim Newberry.

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Surfnista and Nick Gabaldon Day

Surfer Mimi Miller at El Porto Beach. Photo by Jim Newberry.

For a new project I’ve been photographing members and friends of the Black Surfers Collective. Here are the latest pictures, shot a couple days ago at El Porto Beach, of  the effervescently charismatic Mimi “Surfnista” Miller .

 

Tomorrow, Saturday June 14th, the BSC is celebrating Nick Gabaldon Day at “The Inkwell” (beach at Bay St.) in Santa Monica. Gabaldon was one of the first surfers of color in California. Events included free surf lessons, screening of the Gabaldon documentary 12 Miles North, and a visit from L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. More info about the event here.[space size=30]

L.A.’s Grand Central Market

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Here’s a 360 degree panoramic I shot a couple weeks ago, at the charming Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. Click the button on the far right for maximum viewing pleasure.

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Typewriter Repair Shop in Highland Park, L.A.

Walking around Highland Park recently, I saw an old sign that said “Typewriter Repair Shop.” Yet another business made obsolete in the digital age…or so I thought. But I looked under the sign, through the glass door, and noticed activity inside. I got closer, took a peek, and sure enough there were stacks of beautiful old typewriters, and a man working on one. [space size=10]

It turns out business is booming at U.S. Office Machines, where Ruben and his brother Danny spend their days bringing new life to old typewriters. They both learned the trade from their father, Luis Flores, who started the Highland Park shop in 1962 (it’s been at three different locations in the neighborhood, all on Figeuroa). Danny (2nd from top) and Ruben (3rd from top) kindly allowed me to take pictures. [space size=10]

 

U.S. Office Machines, typewriter repair shop in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.
U.S. Office Machines, typewriter repair shop in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.
U.S. Office Machines, typewriter repair shop in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.
U.S. Office Machines, typewriter repair shop in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.
U.S. Office Machines, typewriter repair shop in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Photos by Jim Newberry

ARRGGH LOL

Texting pirate on Hollywood Boulevard. Photo by Jim Newberry.

 

 

The other night I saw this pirate on Hollywood Boulevard, texting.