Anthony Hernandez Interview: Forever

“I went down there and saw all these little paintings of landscapes, houses, little beautiful scenes. The light on that picture is from reflections of cars going underneath the freeway. The whole roll was faint, faint, faint. And then there was the clown. There are so many places like this, it goes on forever.” On […]

Los Angeles Plays Itself: Anthony Hernandez at SFMOMA

“No, Anthony Hernandez’ sober look at his hometown reminds us that Los Angeles is not the most photographed city in the world, but rather, one of the most culturally, economically and racially divided places in America.” It often said that Los Angeles is the most photographed city on earth. It’s not true. It is also […]

ASX.TV: Petra Cortright @ Depart Foundation (2015)

Los Angeles – Depart Foundation had its first solo exhibition of works by Los Angeles based artist Petra Cortright. Curated by Paul Young, NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA, on view during July 9 – September 12, 2015. They presented an immersive viewing experience that featured large-scale Flash animations, new video works and animated digital paintings. Cortright’s […]

Julius Shulman Discusses His Two Dollar Pictures

Wonderland Park, 1958 @ The Estate of Julius Shulman “Now the point is in those days, out of $179 income, photography equipment was minimal, the kind I used. Photography film and paper–I did all my own work. Enlargements cost you maybe five cents a piece of paper, for an eight by ten sheet, if that […]

Despite My Intention: An Interview with John Divola

“I consider the photograph as an imprint, remnant, of an activity. The fact that the photograph exists implies a viewer located it at a specific place and time”. Brad Feuerhelm in Conversation with John Divola, October 2015 BF: I’ve been reading some of your interviews from the 80’s to present. What strikes me is the consistency […]

A ‘Real Page Turner’ in this LA Fiction: Philip Brookman’s ‘Redlands’

It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner.   By Karin Bareman, ASX, July 2015 It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner. Within minutes I was […]

True Romance – Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

Romance is inescapable; the L.A. river is maybe the most romantic strip of concrete in the world, the light in the window of a Todd Hido exterior is romantic, just the name “Dennis Hopper” is romantic; romance is inherent to the image. By Owen Campbell, ASX, July 2015 Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles […]

Ed Ruscha on Route 66, Making Books and “Choppy Movement”

“So in a sense they (books) had no–there was no school of thought, and I felt at that time that it was unexplored. That’s one reason it attracted me.” MR. KARLSTROM: What about your books? This is a last thing that I’d like to at least get started on. You have created I don’t know […]