Jill Greenberg is very smart. She is a hugely successful photographer who has managed to find notoriety in both the commercial side of photography and the fine art side. She has softened the boundary between art that makes you a living and art that make out of passion. She has made an extremely specific name for herself in the world of photography as her name rings up images of very clean, glossy, and bright photos: they are Jill Greenberg.
The first full week of October is almost over and we it is only now just starting to feel like Autumn. How great is this? How can you celebrate? Lots of different ways!! We have a few ideas and you can find them in THE RECAP!!
As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.
I could wax on and on and on about the theorized relationship between Southern California photographers, light, and water. At this point I am lumping them all together as coincidental as there are so many good examples of this. The newest is from Tim Navis. He’s a local photographer who became mildly obsessed with how water and ink interacted with each other. They’re very pretty.
Since I was a child, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with Divine. She was a glamorous, filthy, curious, funny celebrity that wasn’t ever without intrigue. She was an icon and an inspiration to so many. As a very young child, I was only really familiar with her work in Hairspray (my favorite movie as a child) but eventually came to discover her in cult/trash/brilliant classics like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Polyester in addition to her silly and brilliant stint as a new wave diva. She is greatly missed–and it’s kind of shocking that there has been no cinematic memorial dedicated to her.
Well, kids: the time has come! Local Jeffrey Schwarz is producing, directing, and campaigning to get I Am Divine, a full length documentary on the queen of trash’s life.