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Your Face Takes Los Angeles

Your Face Takes Los Angeles

French artist JR is certainly getting a lot more attention than usual. He recently received the 2011 TED Prize (click here to watch the speech). If you haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably spotted his incredible large-scale black and white portraits of ‘ordinary’ people all over the internet, or in person if you’re lucky. Because...
Aussie Photographer via LA

Aussie Photographer via LA

I happily came across the work of Australian photographer Nabil Elderkin this afternoon. He started his career shooting surfers in Australia and soon after ventured into the music industry in the States. He has worked on documentary projects covering subjects from Kanye West (Kayne West Glow in the Dark) to the people of Africa. Nabil...

Music Photography in LA

Starting tomorrow, Project Space in Los Angeles will be featuring photographer Janette Beckman, marking the third installment of this experimental project by the always inventive and inspiring Arkitip. Beckman culls works from her time in London during the punk era through the hip-hop decade in New York and Los Angeles. The show will feature artifacts...

Illustrated in LA

Beautiful, disturbing, dreamlike work by Los Angeles-based Illustrator Shannon Keller.

Saturated in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based artists James Welling recently exhibited work from his “Glass House” series at Regen Projects gallery.  These bold, beautiful visuals were taken over a three year period at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. I’m really drawn to their magical quality and thought it best to share the love.

Manifest Equality in LA

In case you didn’t spot this post on NOTCOT today, be sure head over there now to get a thorough run down on Manifest Equality. Better yet, check out this incredible multimedia art show in person. It’s going on all this week in Los Angeles in Hollywood on Vine. In addition to the eye candy,...

Creative Mash-Up in Los Angeles

Raymond Molinar is one of dozens of artists (and skateboarders) represented this Friday at This gallery in Los Angeles. Photographers and husband-and-wife duo Jeremy and Claire Weiss are two of the five artists behind this newly formed creative space in the Highland Park neighborhood of LA. Some familiar names showing on Friday include Shepard Fairey,...

Holiday Gift Guide #5: An Education

There is a good chance if you’re reading this that you don’t really “need” anymore stuff. The friends and family you’re buying gifts for this year most likely have their basic needs covered. Why not give the gift of education to some excited kids in Kenya and El Salvador in their names? This past weekend...

Winter in LA Can Look Like This

If you’re living in most of the northern hemisphere, your winter probably doesn’t look like the shots captured by Dan Monick. In Southern California, this is pretty much how it feels all year round with a slight variation on temp here and there.  I spotted his work this morning and wanted to share the warm...

Michael Kenna via iPhone

Jose Caballer of The Groop posted some staycation iphone shots (above) on Facebook that are so beautiful I just had to share. Jose and his wife, Lorraine Molina, are talented artists living in downtown Los Angeles. Lorraine used to run the Bank gallery and now oversees LM Projects. Their connection to esteemed photographer Michael Kenna?...

Eating and Thanking

Americans are happily celebrating Thanksgiving today, a non-religious holiday focused on eating, drinking and napping as much as possible. In honor of gluttony and friendship, I am featuring my friend Liz’s blog: Food, She Thought. She primarily focuses on her culinary adventures in Los Angeles, but it should not deter you from reading if you’re...

Rough Edges in Mexico City

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with designer Ron Garkey at an apparel company in Los Angeles. Not only is he a super sweet human being, but he has a fantastic eye for texture and beauty within the urban landscape. He just got back from a trip to the electric Mexico...