Last Friday I attended the 21st annual Photo LA show in Santa Monica. Photo LA is a unique event that provides galleries from around the world a platform to exhibit vintage and contemporary photography for one weekend to art enthusiasts and collectors. Below are some images I snapped with my iphone.
Overall the show was great but my favorite work was by an Austrian photographer named Michael Krebs. Michael’s body of work ‘Surplus’ compares War with our western consumer society in the sense that we are all competing with each other in society. Using famous war images as inspiration, he photographed the work to reflect these iconic moments in a contemporary consumer environment. Read more about him here and check out some of the work below.
This past weekend I headed to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park to begin a project I have been dreaming of for the past few months.
Mixing words made with letter-balloon and stunning natural landscapes, this project is meant to convey a sense of happiness, joy and ‘fun’. For example, we spelled ‘Dessert’ in a barren desert landscape.
To be honest, I had no idea how hard it was to photograph balloons in the natural environment! It’s like giving treats and candy to puppies and children and then trying to photograph them.
I would love to hear your opinion as this series is still being developed! Are these images you would want to hang on your walls?
Last night I attended the worldwide opening of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings. All eleven Gagosian galleries across the globe (London, New York, Los Angeles, Athens, Hong Kong, Geneva, etc) hosted a grand total of 331 paintings created from 1986 to 2011.
It was a packed opening full of the typical glamorous Beverly Hills crowd mixed with kooky artists, suave interior designers, and a sprinkle of international flare.
Below are some images I snapped with my phone but to read more about this spot-tacular opening check out this article on the Huffington Post.