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The Politicalization Of The Hollywood Farmers Market

Ivan Pesic Hollywood Farmers Market Photography 1

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.

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Looking Up: Sammy Hillcrest’s White Series

Sammy Hillcrest White Series 1

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.

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An Interview with David Blattel: Commercial Photographer and Local Inventor

David Blattel, interview, TetherBLOCK

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).

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Trust Los Angeles Los Globos

Robert Alfons’ Trust, his amazing electro goth act, is coming to Los Globos on April 24. This will be good. Do NOT miss this, people.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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