I shot pictures at the majestic Griffith Observatory last week, the setting for scenes in Rebel Without a Cause and home of glorious terrestrial as well as celestial views. Seeing an orange-robed monk there made me nostalgic for my recent trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I saw Buddhist monks in orange robes every day. [space size=150]
Title:The famous “Feast of Flowers” in the “Angel City” — reviewed by President Roosevelt, Los Angeles, Cal.
June 18, 2014, Highland Park, L.A.
June 12th, 2014, at downtown L.A.’s wonderful The Last Bookstore.
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]
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.
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]
Photos by Jim Newberry
The other night I saw this pirate on Hollywood Boulevard, texting.