The title of “fashion photographer” has a lot of baggage. You think of a person who takes straightforward photos of models and occasional creates interesting, unrealistic worlds for fashionable whimsy to take place. Bennet Perez is a Los Angeles fashion photographer and he absolutely does not subscribe to that idea of presenting clothes on film. His eye for style is a lot more interesting and often funny. There is an artistry to his work and a bluntness. He doesn’t shoot fashion as a precious something: he shoots things as they are, even risking the subject looking ugly (“ugly”) as a result.
It was a matter of time before the Brodeo Drive based Plan Check on Fairfax would team up with a streetwear brand: they’re doing a March 6 through March 13 food/fashion celebration with Stussy. You can get specialty food and things like a “Stussy pack”: hear more after the jump.
The latest Subliminal Projects show opens March 8 and it’s a showing of artist Apex, Ricardo Richey’s, work. The show is on view through April 5.
March 19 through March 23 is YoungArts Los Angeles, a showing of winners of YoungArts awards. There will be several programs over the days, most notably shows March 21 through 23.
FYI: March 9, this Sunday, is the LA marathon. It goes across the whole city: plan accordingly!