Wednesday, September 28, 2005

W: The Nightmare



Cindy Sheehan

One thing I like about political protests are the homemade signs. These pictures were taken at the Antiwar protest in Downtown LA on September 24, 2005.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


I was delighted to see street photography feature in the Nike Nichols movie “Closer,” a love triangle dark comedy. Street photography is used a metaphor for “love at sight,” as stated my the Natalie Portman character, “It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and... all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone... But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so... the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie.” I hope street photography fairs better in other contemporary movies but I doubt it.




Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fiesta La Ballona Festival



Big changes are planned. I am investigating restructuring binary LA with more emphasis on my Flickr Photosteam and new hosting server and photo format. Stay tuned.

lights out

Saturday, September 10, 2005



Venice Beach

Funky Venice Walkway

Ocean Blue


Friday, September 09, 2005

Drum Circle

Drum Circle

Venice Drum Circle


The Venice Beach Drum Circle is a great example of what makes Venice Beach a good Los Angeles example of public space: No permits required; no sorting by race and class.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Venice Beach


Muscle Beach


street preformer


Labor Day weekend in Venice: enjoying the unofficial end of summer.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Beverly Center

Grand theft auto

Sex in the City


I like good quality advertising campaigns. In general, advertising appeals to id impulses in our society and thus is a fascinating topic of investigation and conversation. The proliferation of ads in all aspects of our daily life has visual "arms race," where advertisements are creeping up in the oddest spaces. I do have some concern about
the accouchement of advertising in public spaces but those concerns can be overcome by placement and higher quality design.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Arthur Adams



Sunset Junction

Silver Lake is a Los Angeles neighborhood east of Hollywood. Inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities and socioeconomic groups, it is best known as a major center of the gay community in Los Angeles. Since the 1990s it has become the center of the alternative rock scene in Los Angeles.