Masood Kamandy is a local “photographer.” I use “photographer” in quotes because he’s more of a photo experimentalist, someone who uses photography as a base medium for abstraction. It’s easy to forget that photos can be used in such a way because it’s often a risky, elementary approach. That’s not Kamandy, though: he is an expert at his craft. His latest work—M.O.O.P.—really captures his fine art expertise at photo manipulation.
Petra Cotright is one of those local artists that has been on our list of things to write about for what feels like forever but we’ve been unable to figure out exactly where the point of entry for her vast, wild work would be. Thankfully, fashion designer Stella McCartney has offered a wonderful entry into Cotright’s warped, twitchy video work: the designer enlisted the artist to not only show off her wears but show off her aesthetic. The pair seems unlikely—but it really works.
Chill weekend? Yes, it’s pretty chill. CHECK THE RECAP!!
Given our recent acquiring of fancy Compartes Peanut Butter and SQIRL Strawberry Jam, we had an idea: we need to use these two ingredients to make a sandwich. It would be a decadent, literally rich treat—but it had to be done. It would be a Los Angeles Grand Slam. Thus, we grabbed some La Brea Bakery bread and have created one of the most Angeleno sandwiches.
Before SQIRL took over the city with their Virgil day spot, they were making wild crazy jams. New adopters and transplants forget this and we figured we should take a minute to praise their sweet, sweet line of spreadables. While all are good, I am a sucker for how they do strawberry jam. That shit is just so good.