Category Archives: LACDA

Behind the scenes on the Fluidity shoot

I thought I’d put up a little behind the scenes stuff that were part of the photoshoot that produced the Fluidity images. Here’s four shots, with no post-processing, as we were getting ready to administer large amounts of the pink stuff all over Kira. These are four consecutive shots took 28 seconds. Fun times!

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LA Art Walk – LACDA Exhibition for Represented Artists

All kinds of amazing images at this 9th anniversary exhibition for LACDA’s represented artists. This photograph serves as evidence that at least a couple people looked my my photo! The more I looked at it the more I would have liked to have presented this as two separate images. 

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Some details that I’ve been asked about.  This was part of a photoshoot on June 30, 2012. We shot on Saturday and Sunday and this was the messiest set up we did all weekend. We shot this against a pinup-esque pink seamless and the liquid … it’s Pepto Bismol. We make a quick trip out to Sam’s Clubs, stocked up on the pink fluid and headed back to the set. We discovered the Pepto had to be watered down a bit. Thanks to Kira I discovered that lemon drop melons are not the bla kind of melons I’m used to. 

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Fluidity. Limited edition of 10 prints. Model: Kira from Portland.

It turns out that Pepto Bismol has quite a history in the art and advertising world. Pepto Bismol is neither here nor there as far as the Fluidity image goes. That said there are images that illustrate the erotic history of the product.  The following image titled Pepto Bismol Murder is found on deviantart.  

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It’s from a Pepto advert. I’m not quite sure what the story is here. I guess it’s art.

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I don’t think Pepto Bismol is going to help their problems.

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How 1960’s!

LACDA Ninth Anniversary Exhibition

This coming Thursday is the opening night and reception for the Ninth Anniversary Exhibition at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. I am one of a bunch of artists who will be showing as part of LA Artwalk.

My wife can be seen in their photo. About a third of the way from the right, in the middle. Wearing the blue sweater and black skirt.

I couldn’t decide between the front or back view of Kira. Rex Bruce, LACDA’s curator suggested that I put both in a 36″ x 44″ print. Great suggestion! I love the outcome.  And the answer to the most frequently asked question …. Pepto Bismol. No shit.

In exhibition at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, April 11 to May 4, 2013. From a June 30, 2012, photoshoot.

 

 

LACDA Eighth Anniversary Retrospective

I have exhibited at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts on a regular basis. I was excited when Rex Bruce, the curator at LACDA, asked me to be a part of the 8th anniversary retrospective. The reception was on March 8th which was in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk. Work from 80 artists was on exhibit that spanned the history of the Center. Afternoon Light was my contribution to this exhibit. This image had not been exhibited prior to this show and is now part of my Artist’s Gallery at LACDA. This image is part of a limited edition of 25. The show image (30 x 40) is available ($475) without the studio name, of course.

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Cali is the model in this image. We have worked together three times and this image is from a shoot in 2007.  This shot was set in her bedroom at her Mom’s house in Los Angeles. The lighting is a balance of natural light (window) and a radio-controlled speedlight off to the right. Since our 2007 shoot, Cali has been seen in Easyrider, Penthouse, and Hustler, among other places!