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Inspired by Frank, English photographer Jacob Perlmutter set off on his own American journey last summer. Like Frank, he traveled for three months. Perlmutter’s 88 Dayscaptures the spirit of the voyage and the people he encountered.
Perlmutter draws influence from a range of street photographers, but primarily works from a desire to dig beneath the coating of popular culture, to get to the essence of his subject. In the end of his American trip, he’d amassed 2,500 photos. These differed, he says, from the preconceived ideas he arrived with.
88 Days will be shown at The Orange Dot from April 19 to May 14, 2010, located at 54 Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, London. Complimenting the exhibition, The Orange Dot will also offer a special edition 60-page 88 Days book.
I hope the exhibit finds its way to LA.
21 March 2010
18 March 2010
- day games (the sun, sweat, tees and less, growing shadows, warming tones. it's just a great day at the park)
- night games (the smell of fresh cut grass on a crisp cool night, jackets, big banks of stadium lights. no place better place to spend an LA summer evening)
- vin scully on the radio
- nancy bea on the organ
- the peanut guy in the aisles
- ice cold beer in my hand
17 March 2010
After lunch, Richter returns to his studio to work into the evening. ''I have always been structured,'' he explains. ''What has changed is the proportions. Now it is eight hours of paperwork and one of painting.'' He claims to waste time -- on the house, the garden -- although this is hard to believe. ''I go to the studio every day, but I don't paint every day. I love playing with my architectural models. I love making plans. I could spend my life arranging things. Weeks go by, and I don't paint until finally I can't stand it any longer. I get fed up. I almost don't want to talk about it, because I don't want to become self-conscious about it, but perhaps I create these little crises as a kind of a secret strategy to push myself. It is a danger to wait around for an idea to occur to you. You have to find the idea.'' As he talks, I notice a single drop of paint on the floor beneath one of his abstract pictures, the only thing out of place in the studio.
[ from here ]
16 March 2010
Robert Kinmont, from 8 natural handstands, 1969-2009, a portfolio of 8 silver gelatin prints
Robert Kinmont, Kenzee Patterson, Charlie Sofo, Ronnie Van Hout @ Darren Knight Gallery
15 March 2010
14 March 2010
12 March 2010
French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot furnished an aviary with twig and seed covered guitars, and invited some finches over to play. The result is ridiculously cool.
If, hypothetically, more than three of my LA friends read this blog, I'd say "if you're in London, go check this out!!" At least you guys can watch the video.
11 March 2010
I love this.
10 March 2010
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07 March 2010
- The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga were two of the big winners at this year's Grammys.
- Avatar won the Golden Globe for Best Picture.
- There are now ten nominees in the Academy's Best Picture category. (yikes. they're not even pretending anymore.)
- One of them was Blind Side (!!).
- Sandra Bullock won for her role in Blind Side. That was a Lifetime Movie the courier accidentally dropped off at the AMC.
- Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize (to be clear, this is not me hating, at all. let's just be honest with ourselves. the man basically apologized for winning.)
- And now The National Enquirer is under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize. I'm not joking.
- The Black Eyed Peas and Ra Ra GaGaGaGa on par with :: Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, David Bowie, Herbie Hancock
- Sandra Bullock on the same level as :: Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Tandy, Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard
- The National Enquirer potentially in the same discussion as :: JFK, Toni Morrison, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy