Ivan Pesic is a Los Angeles photographer who takes documentary photos with an artistic, aesthetic twist. They often point out something we’ve never noticed or a reality to a situation that has yet to be told. The best example of this is his simply titled series Hollywood Market about the Hollywood Farmers Market. The popular, admittedly bougie culinary destination ascends upon one of Los Angeles most helpless neighborhoods every week but doesn’t seem to acknowledge or care about what is happening around it. The Market isn’t obligated to do anything—but it is interesting how a thing like a farmers market can point out how oblivious or careless locals can be.
It’s that time of the month: time for a new L.A.S.! For April, we’re teaming up with the American Society Of Medica Photographers and Month Of Photography Los Angeles to share a stories about Los Angeles and photos. Our lineup includes only photographers, most of which you are probably familiar with. Find out who is participating after the jump!
Photographer Sammy Hillcrest is looking up and seeing something most of us are not: he’s seeing a white haze. The local has fixed his camera above, to capture what should be there. The result is a fascinating mixture of ambient architecture and dreamy still scenes, noisy in their own quietness. The project is his White Series and it aims to look beyond surfaces, projecting a new world upon our own.
There’s a new photo shares Downtown aptly called Downtown Photo Room and they recently opened a new show called One Shots And Images. The group show is on view through May 1.
Spend enough time moving between the various social enclaves of Los Angeles and you’ll discover this 500 square mile sprawl of 4+ million is actually quite a bit smaller than anyone would imagine.
As a commercial photographer, David Blattel shoots among many other clients, the Harley-Davidson calendar each year. He was also my landlord for all of 2013, along with his wife, Vidiots owner Cathy Tauber, while this writer lived in a Topanga guest house (I have since moved to Venice).