Friday, September 02, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Laura is hardly new to the Painting world. This artist shot out of the gate, with her "naive" impressionistic paintings a few years ago and has never looked back. She has had a retrospective at the MOCA in LA at the age of 30! People love to her hate her, but I like a lot of her work. ANd I respect how dedicated she is to her art. For more info,
I'm back! I was out all day, on the last day of shooting on the film I've been working on. I can't say too much about the project, except that it's really going to kick ass. The actors are amazing, the story is hilarious, and if I must say, the sets and locations...are brilliant. Yesterday was an opportunity for me to step out from behind the scenes and lend my face (and beard) to the show. Here are a few pictures.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I saw the documentary, Fearless Freaks over the weekend and thought it was amazing. The movie follows the history of the band, the Flaming Lips, and whether you are a fan or not, you'll love this little gem. The film focuses on the environment in which the band came from, Oklahoma, and the stange world they create for themselves. It's very touching and the band really exposes themselves. I really liked the Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) quotes, he's an honest man, toward his friends and himself. The film is quite an experience, a feel good rock n roll opus.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Los Angeles is a media haven. Ever since I first arrived, as a kid visiting during the summers, I have always been fascinated with LA's Billboards. This is really a self-promoting city, many of the billboards are for movies and TV. But what I like best are the billboards that have layers of "age" on them, these I call Decaying Media. And I'm always on the look out for some, so hopefully I'll have more up. In the meantime, check out the Adbusters site, they have great stuff.
I attended Sunset Junction this weekend. This is an annual event in Silverlake catering to locals. The NY Dolls were the headliners on Sunday. It was so incredibly hot, but people still came out. Lots of booths catering to the overheated. Lemonades, Shaved Ice, and Beer were abundant. Here are few of my fave shots.
For those that don't know, Hotpot, is a Chinese family favorite. Basically, it is a boiling cauldron of hot soup broth, and you cook various goodies, tofu, veggies, fish, meats, in the soup, pull it out and enjoy. Now, in Guizhou, where I lived in China, people ate Hotpot everyday. Well, I finally found this wholesome treat in CA. Not in Chinatown mind you, but in Monterey Park, where the REAL Chinese food can be found.