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Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at the Getty

Wait…is that a Janet Jackson video? Seriously.  I asked myself that question as I wandered through the Herb Ritts: LA. Style exhibition at the Getty.  And yet, there was no escaping it.  That not only was a Janet Jackson video … Continue reading

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Herb Ritts and the Cult of the Celebrity Photographer

Man, the 80s and 90s were a heady time for fashion. All you had to do was either be a model or someone who took pictures of models (or rock stars, movie stars, athletes…) and you became so famous that people started equating your work taking pretty pictures of pretty people being pretty with fine art. At least in Los Angeles in 2012. Continue reading

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Now Showing at MOCA

With Art in the Streets closed, MOCA is featuring smaller exhibits and works from their permanent collection that’s not on regular display. Which is good and bad because while it’s nice to see works that are normally warehoused, like the above self portrait of Catherine Opie, it also dedicates a fair amount of its limited space to an artist like Lynda Beglis who just left me feeling like drugs were not only cheaper but better in the 70s. Continue reading

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Cuba at The Getty

I love photojournalism exhibits because I love photography but the immediacy and candor that photojournalists bring to their work can evoke the strongest visceral responses in me. Their work is subliminal. The best of them almost intuitively know the moment before something wonderful or frightening or awesome in its literal meaning is about to happen and capture it. Continue reading

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Beauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Beauty Culture is the exhibition currently running at The Annenberg Space for Photography and, as with Extrem Exposure, is a multi-media experience. With their exhibitions running about six months, Annenberg puts together shows that go beyond just displaying the works of gifted photographers to find a sociological hook that ties them together and expands on what their work represents. Continue reading

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Extreme Exposure at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Review of “Extreme Exposure” exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, CA. Continue reading

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Capturing a Place

Plug for Goran Stefanek’s website featuring his work photographing Croatia in all its natural, and old world glory. Continue reading

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this isn’t happiness, this is art

Plug for my favorite tumblr, “this isn’t happiness.” Continue reading

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The Man Behind The Sartorialist

Review of one of my favorite websites, The Sartorialist, that features fashion and style in the real world. Continue reading

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Detroit: Not Dead, Yet.

Reviews of two photography blogs, Detroit Highlights & Shadows and dETROITfUNK, that document Detroit in all its decay and glory. Continue reading

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