As someone who spends quite a lot of time on LA’s many freeways, I’ve often thought to myself that the city’s striking overpasses and bridges are sort of like our answer to Roman aquaducts. Although they’re often seemingly almost purely utilitarian/functional in design, they also look quite amazing from the right angles. In this beautiful time-lapse video, Infrastructure: Los Angeles, photographer Hal Bergman has managed to capture a lot of that energy. Via Mashkulture.
The fam and I had a blast at the Slow Culture opening for LA-based photographer Rick Rodney last Friday. The gallery space build-out looked absolutely amazing and an impressive crowd turned up to celebrate his work and the inaugural opening at the new gallery in Highland Park. Desiree Garcia was there, with camera in hand, so you can get a good idea as to what the space looks like.
I swear I try not to just repost everything Jeff Hamada posts on Booooooom. It’s really the main struggle with this blog as I don’t put quite enough time into it to generate a ton of original content. Anyhow, check out these photos Jeff posted recently – they’re by photographer Bela Borsodi and they spell out letters, using household objects. Had to repost.
Faces is a zine by two LA-based photographers, Michael R. Dueñas (interviewed) and Charlie Coatney. Coatney was a pro skater in the ’90s and then moved into art and photography. The two have teamed up to take half of the book each, from opposite sides, so each gets a front cover of their own. It deftly captures some of the elusive spirit of Los Angeles. [View Photos]
So young Jeff Hamada, of Booooooom fame, is putting together the “Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow.” Bam. If you’re new to Tumblr, Jeff has done your homework for you. If you have an art + photo Tumblr, now you know which list you need to be on.
The Imprint Culture Lab website has a Photo Recap from our recent creative conference, which was held in the historic Edison Theatre in downtown Long Beach. The post was put together by our colleague Martin Wong, and it features great photography by Ben Clark who shot everything on the day of. If you’re down with the Zuckerberg, you can also head to the Imprint Facebook page to see the entire photo album from the event.
Brandon Shigeta is a really talented guy from Los Angeles. He’s one of the best photographers I know, and he’s a LEED certified architect to boot. He contributes to Hypebeast regularly, which might help explain why he seems to have the coolest job of all time – guaranteed to be backstage at every event you could possibly hope to go to. Which is why if you’re not following Brandon on Instagram, you’re kind of missing out.
Michael Rodriguez Dueñas and I have been talking about doing an interview here for quite some time now. I’ve always been fascinated by people who can take amazing photos; possibly because I find that task so incredibly challenging. So I’ve been meaning to feature more photography on this site. Michael happens to be a talented photographer from here in Los Angeles. [Read More / View Photos]
Instagram is one of the best ways to follow all the amazing art going up on the streets of Kaka’ako this week. The POW WOW HAWAII instagram page is probably your best bet, but there’s tons more out there, especially if you follow the contributing artists such as Jeff Hamada, Hannah Stouffer, Jeff Soto, Sam Rodriguez, Shark Toof, Wu Yue, and Nychos. There are tons of talented creative folks out here!