photography category

Shironekoshiro vs Stephen Eichhorn

stephen eichhorn, cats, plants, collage, compare & contrast, the look see

stephen eichhorn, cats, plants, collage, compare & contrast, the look see

Ms. July

Did you all see this photo of Miranda July on Jak & Jil? Gorgeous.

miranda july, tommy ton, street style, jak & jil, fashion

Tommy gets the best shots.

Luis Camnitzer

luis camnitzer, conceptual art, artist, photography, type, print

Landscape as an Attitude, 1979

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This is a Mirror, You are a Written Sentence, 1966-68

luis camnitzer, conceptual art, artist, photography, type, print

The Discovery of Geometry, 1978

Interview here.
(made aware of the artist by this post)

Elegance

These are pretty much the most inspiring photos I’ve seen in weeks. Just amazingly beautiful.

beads, beadwork, africa, african elegance, photos, the look see

beads, beadwork, africa, african elegance, photos, the look see

African Elegance by Alice Mertens / photos by Joan Broster (1973)

(via Weird Friends)

Winter in LA…

…looks like Fall anywhere else.

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

We’re into it.

Stardust Memories 1980

stardust memories, screengrab, woody allen, charlotte rampling, film, the look see

n, charlotte rampling, film, the look see

n, charlotte rampling, film, the look see

Watched Stardust Memories last night; a Fellini-esque Woody Allen movie.  Not sure if I have a bigger crush on Charlotte Rampling or Woody Allen in this one…

LACMA: Pacific Standard Time Contributions

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!

So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.

I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).

Real:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california

VS

Faux:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california, LACMA, pacific standard time

Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.

Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980

Perhaps you’ve already heard about Pacific Standard Time, especially if you’re a Southern California resident.  If not, check out their site and start planning what events and exhibitions you want to go to!

rolf nelson gallery, pacific standard time, art, exhibit, los angeles, california, the look see

eames, chairs, california design, art, interiors, pacific standard time, the look see

“Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.”

I’m super excited about these upcoming shows and events in and around LA. I suppose I should also mention that my jewelry line is going to be featured in the Orange County Museum of Art’s shop in conjunction with their Two Schools of Cool exhibit and State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, which is their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. I’m currently working on a batch of one-of-a-kind pieces for them, mainly with vintage materials.

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Harm Me Not

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Loved this.

(via here)

Foliage House Plants 1972: Mrs. Ubogy’s Terrarium

I scanned this from a Time Life book simply called Foliage House Plants.  Confession: I kinda bought this book just so I could scan Mrs. Ubogy and her terrarium, which she clearly loves and dotes on. There’s a tutorial on how to make the terrarium in the photo, but good luck finding a bottle this huge and awesome. Oh also, you will never keep it looking so pristine. Mrs. Ubogy has you beat.

I also just wanted to point out that your mom was making terrariums before you were.  But mainly, I love this photo.

vintage, time life book, foliage house plants, terrarium, bottle, 70's, the look see

The book is actually pretty good too, by the way.