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  1. I absolutely loved this models look when she hit the stage the Japan. Endless Discovery. fashion show last weekend.

    I absolutely loved this models look when she hit the stage the Japan. Endless Discovery. fashion show last weekend.

     
     
  2. Soft Cell Nite at Club Underground

    Soft Cell Nite at Club Underground

     
     
  3. The other night we got to check out The Spare Room, the new bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. It was amazing…here is a photo of Chubby Bunny enjoying a cocktail while playing Jenga in the lush new bar.  

    The other night we got to check out The Spare Room, the new bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. It was amazing…here is a photo of Chubby Bunny enjoying a cocktail while playing Jenga in the lush new bar.  

     
     
  4. Anime Expo at Night: Hatsune Miku in Concert, Tune in Tokyo at Club Nokia
Read Liz Ohanesian’s review “Hatsune Miku @ Nokia Theatre for Anime Expo 2011.”

    Anime Expo at Night: Hatsune Miku in Concert, Tune in Tokyo at Club Nokia

    Read Liz Ohanesian’s review “Hatsune Miku @ Nokia Theatre for Anime Expo 2011.”

     
     
  5. Wow I’m really behind on my Tumblr post, forgive me.
ANYWAY….Last week I hit up the premiere of Outside In, a documentary that takes a look inside the “Art in the Streets” MOCA show. I thought the film was great visually and I left feeling happy about the small part I’ve played documenting JR’s work in LA (especially now that a lot of it has been covered up or transformed). The best part of the night was the Q&A with some of the artist from the film. Shepard Fairey was really eloquent and educated in his responses and I was impressed.
(this is my paraphrasing of the Q&A)
One audience members wanted to know where they draw the line between street art and gang tagging? The artists collectively agreed that there is no line, there can’t be a line. Many of them pointed out that it is a problem if you’re in a gang and it’s something you need to figure out, but people need ways to express themselves and that’s the real issue. They went on to say that instead of arresting people and obsessing over covering up graffiti the real solution is more funding towards arts education so that the younger generations can discover all kinds of ways to express themselves.
Being the daughter of an arts educator, that is a truth I can get behind.
The photo above is my friend Toks and Mr. Brainwash. It was my favorite of the evening. Click through to see more.

    Wow I’m really behind on my Tumblr post, forgive me.

    ANYWAY….Last week I hit up the premiere of Outside In, a documentary that takes a look inside the “Art in the Streets” MOCA show. I thought the film was great visually and I left feeling happy about the small part I’ve played documenting JR’s work in LA (especially now that a lot of it has been covered up or transformed). The best part of the night was the Q&A with some of the artist from the film. Shepard Fairey was really eloquent and educated in his responses and I was impressed.

    (this is my paraphrasing of the Q&A)

    One audience members wanted to know where they draw the line between street art and gang tagging? The artists collectively agreed that there is no line, there can’t be a line. Many of them pointed out that it is a problem if you’re in a gang and it’s something you need to figure out, but people need ways to express themselves and that’s the real issue. They went on to say that instead of arresting people and obsessing over covering up graffiti the real solution is more funding towards arts education so that the younger generations can discover all kinds of ways to express themselves.

    Being the daughter of an arts educator, that is a truth I can get behind.

    The photo above is my friend Toks and Mr. Brainwash. It was my favorite of the evening. Click through to see more.

     
     
  6. 

Geta dance performer Miyuki at Tomo Neko Maid Cafe in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Photo: Shannon Cottrell


    Geta dance performer Miyuki at Tomo Neko Maid Cafe in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

    Photo: Shannon Cottrell

     
     
  7. JR was in town for 48 hours last week and he left two new pieces for us to enjoy…

    JR was in town for 48 hours last week and he left two new pieces for us to enjoy…

     
     
  8. D*Face is in town this week and I had the opportunity to meet him and photograph his newest piece on the wall of the Corey Helford Gallery. Check out Liz’s interview: D*Face Comes to L.A.: British Street Artist Talks Advertising, Skating and Punk Rock he says a lot of really inspirational things we all should be thinking about.

    D*Face is in town this week and I had the opportunity to meet him and photograph his newest piece on the wall of the Corey Helford Gallery. Check out Liz’s interview: D*Face Comes to L.A.: British Street Artist Talks Advertising, Skating and Punk Rock he says a lot of really inspirational things we all should be thinking about.

     
     
  9. Nocando ‘raisin hell’ at the Low End Theory Loves Japan benefit at the Echoplex. The event was held to support the Red Cross efforts in Japan. Resident Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles and Nocando were joined by Z Trip, Ras G and more.

    Nocando ‘raisin hell’ at the Low End Theory Loves Japan benefit at the Echoplex. The event was held to support the Red Cross efforts in Japan. Resident Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles and Nocando were joined by Z Trip, Ras G and more.

     
     
  10. Christina Hendricks is insanely gorgeous in real life and a total sweetheart. She is also the face of Vivienne Westwood’s new eco-friendly Get a Life Palladium Jewelry Collection and made an appearace on the red carpet at the official Melrose store opening party last night.I rarely get starstruck anymore, but it was a thrill to photograph her from afar, even if I was just another photographer in the crowd.

    Christina Hendricks is insanely gorgeous in real life and a total sweetheart. She is also the face of Vivienne Westwood’s new eco-friendly Get a Life Palladium Jewelry Collection and made an appearace on the red carpet at the official Melrose store opening party last night.
    I rarely get starstruck anymore, but it was a thrill to photograph her from afar, even if I was just another photographer in the crowd.