James Elliot Bailey is a Los Angeles based photographer who is super good at what he does. He’s a relatively new Angeleno and has seemed to embrace the city with wide open arms since moving here nearly a year ago. He does a lot of editorial portraits for brands like Paste and NPR but, like all photographers, he is passionate about sharing his more personal work. There’s always a human element to his work and some trace to the beauties of life. They’re all very positive and, funny enough, all are very centered.
Korean food is one of my comfort foods. It isn’t one that I get often as Indian food and any sort of fried chicken always steal my eye before I can get to Korean. Somehow, we’re long overdue to explore Koreatown and to fulfill this comfort need. This is why photographer Ed Rudolph‘s recent exploration of the best Korean restaurants in LA through photos is just what we needed today. We rarely share straight up food photography but Rudolph went above and beyond in his task.
We shared the work of Ryan Schude not too long ago but we wanted to follow up with another project of his that feels particularly Los Angeles and also is a new entry into the car inspired art canon our city creates. The series is titled Them & Theirs and it examines people and their cars by way of portraits with these objects. The series is a funny way to honor these machines that aid lots of Angelenos–and also points out how much of an extension of self these vehicles can be.
Photographer Edward Cushenberry (who you may remember) emailed us about it a month ago and we kept forgetting and forgetting and forgetting to share what he sent in. He’s apparently a part of a little photo clique called Sorry Danny, that consists of a bunch of Art Center alumns. They share their work and have been doing lots of activities from making publications to featuring specific artists. We perused their work and we’re super into what they’re doing. Thus, after much delay, let’s explore the world of Sorry Danny,.
Since it was announced a few months ago, everyone has been so super giddy about Paris Photo Los Angeles. We matched the giddiness in ignorance because we didn’t have any idea what Paris Photo is but we knew it looked cool and sounded cool so we had to get stoked for it, too. What is it? It is a very prestigious photo-only art fair that has finally hopped across the Atlantic to have a showing in Los Angeles–and on the Paramount Lot at that.
Art people in LA have been absolutely abuzz around PP, anticipating that they were going to have some sort of artistic climax on the same grounds where television actors have walked for decades. Well, what is Paris Photo? Why should we be excited about this? Who is this intended for? Well, let us explain: it is a very high end art fair that is intended to engage people who have a lot of money to burn on art and art things.