The photo is of a blurry window with blinds covering most of it. You can tell it’s a window because it resembles a rounded specialty window, one in which the body is covered in blinds while the odd-shaped top is open to spill light. The image suggests suffocation and blindness and even a fantastic looking glass, one that could reveal an entire world if it were in focus. It’s intangibility allows the viewer to project so much onto it, imagining who is looking at this window and where it is and what is behind it.
“I took this in my room after school. I was bored,” the photographer, Edwin Lopez, explains of his photo Brighter Dayz. “I turned my camera on and I was distracted and what caught my eye was that the inside of the room came out dark and the window and beyond came out normal with light.”
“I took a whole mess of pictures,” he says. “I chose this one because it came out abnormal.”
Alex Prager is one of those local artists who is just so unique and talented and special that she’s morphed into a national treasure. When she does work, it doesn’t make little headlines on local websites but gets grand lightboxing over at Daily Beast and the New York Times. When she makes work, it is a well pronounced, well announced occurrence by media outlets abuzz about what she is doing. Very recently, Prager debuted the latest in her body of Hitchcockian photo sets that is a study on the safety, anonymity, fears, and dangers of crowds. Aptly titled Faces In The Crowd, these giant staged photographs are currently on display at their debut showing at Washington, DC’s Corcoran.
Check out these photos of LA over time, from the late eighteen hundreds to the sixties. Lots of rad stuff that will make you go woah.
December 7, Jana Cruder and The Benjamin Center are having an event through their Something To Remember program complimentary family photos for members of their program, one intended to give familiars battling cancer portrait sessions for no cost. This is a great something!
Photo Independent is coming to LA! The inaugural photo show is hitting Hollywood April 24 through April 27. If you were a fan of Paris Photo, this sounds very similar and will take place at Raleigh Studios.