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Memorial

For the many and the singular whose lives have been swept away through fear, anger and pride.   All Photography © Nancy Cantwell   … [Read more...]

Signs of Our Time

Melrose Avenue Graffiti, Photography by Michael Varhol — I found Graffiti Girl, the work of street artist Common Cents, on Melrose Avenue and was drawn in by her old school Betty Page sexiness and her enticing pose.  With her face half hidden behind an alluringly raised shoulder and spray can at the ready, she symbolizes the inherent illicitness of graffiti and street art, both in its uncensored content and often unauthorized use of public spaces and private property. Like the artists themselves, Graffiti Girl keeps her identity hidden, exemplifying the art form’s seductive outlaw aura while inviting viewers to live a little dangerously themselves. The temporariness of the work, which can appear and disappear within the space of an … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection_Two

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Landing Strip, 1994 Badwater Path, 1994 Circles, 1998 Twin Trees, 1996     … [Read more...]

Rincón, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Series), 2013

Overexposed, Rincón, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini … [Read more...]

West of Western

Michael Varhol moved to Los Angeles from Washington D.C. in the late 70's; a move where the boundless sprawl impressed his eye with a continuum of never ending blandness. "The long boulevards and avenues seemed to blend into a bland, building-after-building architectural continuum, with no center of focus, like Ed Ruscha’s “Every Building on the Sunset Strip". The only things that rose above the horizon line were the palm trees, billboards and the occasional cluster of tall buildings."   West of Western was his first collection of black and white L.A. photographs all shot west of Western Avenue, in the last quarter of the 20th century. When introduced to the work of Max Yavno's galvanizing black and white imagery of Los Angeles from the … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Tumbleweeds, 1997 Leaning Poles, 1996 Single Tree, 1993 Tracks, 2000 © Brian Forrest   … [Read more...]

Isabella, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Sereis), 2013

Overexposed, Isabella, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini   … [Read more...]

Rocketing

The 4th of July is always a big fat party at our house. The streets are closed off, old fashioned pie baking contests take place and there is always a big bright shiny firetruck for all to climb aboard. Then the grilling begins, all pull their Webers out basking in the glow of the coals, anticipating the show. And the big bang never disappoints. BOOM! All Photography by Paul Cabanis   … [Read more...]

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Series), 2013

Overexposed, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini … [Read more...]

Stars (Astronomy Series), 1990

Brian Forrest, Stars (Astronomy Series), 1990 … [Read more...]