CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 |
A photographer is claiming to police that Rob Kardashian "grabbed her camera and removed the memory card" and struck her in the face while she was taking pictures. Kardashian is the younger brother of the three best-known Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. "The paparazzi alleged that while she was photographing Rob Kardashian, he grabbed her camera and removed the memory card," officials with the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. "During the struggle, the paparazzi stated that she was struck in the face by Rob Kardashian," the statement continued.
March 24, 2013 |
For the last seven years, Culver City-based artist Jennifer MaHarry has been photographing wild horses in the West. "Their free spirit and majestic beauty is what initially captivated me," said MaHarry, founder of Eden Creative, where she designs print ad campaigns for film. It was after visiting Wild Horses in Need, a rescue center in Ojai, that she learned of their at times inhumane treatment in captivity and decided to use her craft to shed light on their plight. Photographed in the wilderness, at roundups, government holding facilities and horse rescue sanctuaries in Utah and California, several of her images can be seen at the G2 Gallery in Venice, with a full-scale show planned there in June.
March 23, 2013 |
His kids call it "the wall of death. " Generations of startling war images hang in the living room of photojournalist David Hume Kennerly: the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the execution of a Vietcong fighter on the streets of Saigon, and a screaming Vietnamese girl running naked toward the camera and away from a napalm bombing. "Imagine being a kid growing up in this house," says Kennerly, whose own pictures from Vietnam won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. The photographs from his fellow wartime photographers are displayed throughout his Santa Monica home.
March 21, 2013 |
Kelly Barrie's show at Marine Contemporary starts in the parking lot with a 10-foot fiberglass skate ramp, a steep comma that mimics the curve and rise of a swimming pool. Barrie built the portable ramp (which appears to be getting some use) as a homage to a humble icon of skate culture from the late '70s. His re-creation evokes a cultural moment but not much more, and the studies for it are only tangentially interesting. The show lifts off thanks to a second group of images based on another functional/sculptural form attractive to skaters: the huge concrete pipes of the Central Arizona Project, a massive water-delivery system.
March 14, 2013 |
"I was a beatnik, and then I was a hippie, and before that I was a bohemian," a sky-high Dennis Hopper confided to Merv Griffin on television one night in 1971, in a clip you can see on YouTube. On the opposite couch, Willie Mays uncomfortably refilled his glass of water and James Brolin sneered - Hopper certainly didn't belong to their worlds. But "San Francisco Giants legends" and "future husbands of Barbra Streisand" might be among the few groups in which Dennis Hopper could not claim membership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2013 |
Anton Orlov held one of the glass plates to the light. The hand-colored image seemed to glow. Two soldiers in long brown coats, rifles over their shoulders, stood with their backs to the camera. A trolley rushed out of the frame. A small patch of sky held a delicate blue wash, and red banners with yellow letters hung from the sides of a building. Orlov swore he recognized the building. It had granite garlands above the windows and carved figures supporting the corbels beneath the balcony.
March 7, 2013 |
The starting point for Marisa Silver's new novel, "Mary Coin," was a moment of genius that unfolded on a California roadside more than 70 years ago. Just outside the coastal valley town of Nipomo in 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange spotted a migrant farmworker family sitting in a tent off U.S. Highway 101. After a few minutes of conversation, Lange snapped six shots of a mother and her children. The sixth became the defining American photograph of the Great Depression. Silver, a writer with a sharp eye for the visual (she began her artistic career as a filmmaker)
March 2, 2013 |
It began in 1964 as a Time magazine photo assignment for Henry Grossman to cover the Beatles' debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show. " It developed over the years into a deep friendship between Grossman and the group, one that allowed him rare access to document the members' public and private moments during the height of their fame. "I wasn't into rock 'n' roll so at first they were just another assignment," said the 76-year-old Grossman, recalling how he plugged his ears with tissues during another Beatles concert that year in Atlantic City.
March 2, 2013 |
Serena Williams received a lesson in golf etiquette on Friday when she tried snapping a photo of Tiger Woods from the gallery at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. As Woods stepped to the tee box at No. 17, Williams raised her phone to prepare to take a photo. A tournament official noticed and immediately walked toward her, waved his arm to get her attention and then let her know that taking photos was not allowed. Williams tweeted about the mishap: "Apparently u can't take pictures of golfers.