HVW8 Reggae

If you’re into reggae vinyl at all, you’ll love the art opening at LA’s HVW8 gallery this Friday. They’ve collaborated with One Love Books to bring In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, the first West Coast solo exhibition of work by iconic and prolific Jamaican illustrator Wilfred Limonious (1949–99). At the same time, they’re opening Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London, which relates to another upcoming title from One Love Books. After researching various reggae LPs and twelve-inches from his record collection, photographer Alex Bartsch has shot fifty sleeves in their original London locations, holding them up at arm’s-length so that they blend in with their surroundings, decades later.

Covers

Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London is a really cool project on Kickstarter, by London-based photographer Alex Bartsch, whereby he shoots reggae record covers in the locations featured on the cover. They make for some very cool photos! The Kickstarter project is to produce a book around Alex’s great photos.

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East Side Story

East Side Story: a Celebration of East Los Angeles Through the Perspective of Gil Veni Vici opens at HVW8 Gallery in West Hollywood tomorrow evening. The exhibition celebrates East Los Angeles by tasking 14 artists to create the feel and culture of the neighborhood. Featuring Photographs by: Steven Arroyo, Alex Bortz, Jason Clifton, Faso, Patrick Hoelck, Niko the Ikon, Adri Law, Steve Olson, Estevan Oriol, Dan Regan, Rick Rodney, Patrick O’Brien Smith, Spanto, and Paulo Wallo.

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Document the Fresh

My friend Gerald Watson launched a photography exhibition called Document The Fresh, and he’s recently followed-up with a Document The Fresh website/online community, which is dedicated to helping novice and established photographers gain exposure for their event and concert photography. If you’re interested in submitting work please visit their Community page for instructions.

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