THIS SUNDAY DRIVE was both spur of the moment and serendipitous. I’ve been curious about the artist Shrine’s magical compound. There was an open studio event in the SGV on Sunday and I got lost in the details, in the best possible way.
I’m still floating on the mood.
YOU DON’T Have to drive too far for Spring’s Super Bloom. This hill all ablaze is located in Griffith Park. Don’t miss it!
PLEASE JOIN us tonight at The Last Bookstore for Boom California’s Winter Reading. Details here. We will be discussing the great Golden State.
I SPENT a little time a few weeks ago interviewing photographer Warren Hill for show he was preparing for featuring his work celebrating community organizing and the power of collective voices.
Though it is visual representation of community building, Hill’s work is at its core about listening: Getting to know a place is about getting to know the people who inhabit it, who have shaped and tended it when others have looked away.
To really see Los Angeles — its many working parts, its vivid tapestry — starts with listening.
As I mentioned in my remarks on Saturday afternoon: “His lens asks open-ended, ‘how-and-why’ questions that allow his subjects the space to fill in the frame. He’s not imposing a narrative but allowing his subject’s the space to articulate delicate shadings and implications of their own situation.”
Hill will be at the Central Library Wednesday afternoon talking about his work for Photographer’s Eye: “Power and Persistence: Grassroots Activists and Musicians in L.A.” Click here for more information.
You can see the photographs in person until June 26th Venice Arts.
It’s been quiet around these parts because I gave myself a deadline on three rather big projects. Lots of looking, thinking, writing and revision.
Turning a corner and the details of landscapes are coming into view, so should be back to a regular rhythm of posting soon.
I’m enjoying the season shift.
Soft Night in the Soutland