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: “One-Way Street” (2005)

 Edward Ruscha arrived in Los Angeles in 1956, delivered by the car trip he and high school friend Mason Williams took in Ruscha’s black 1950 Ford from Oklahoma to the suburban-like stretch of a rapidly developing L.A.   Ed Ruscha’s One-Way Street By Jaleh Mansoor, OCTOBER, Winter 2005, pp. 127–42. Edward Ruscha arrived in Los […]

Anthony Kiedis & Ed Ruscha Driving Sunset Blvd. (2011)

No other artist today personifies the mood and attitude of Southern California like Anthony Kiedis. It’s a distinction he and The Red Hot Chili Peppers have earned for over two decades of music that’s shaped the contemporary sound of the West Coast. Like Ed Ruscha, Anthony Kiedis drew inspiration from Los Angeles and used words […]