After a week of madness I have resurfaced. In the last seven days I've been all over the place mentally and physically from photo shoots and art making. I spent my 4/20 hiking with acclaimed Professor of Street Art Lizy Dastin in the Santa Monica Mountains. Thursday I got together for a photoshoot with future Kung Fu Babe Lady Krondor and her amazing friend Grey Garbo. Lady K and I have already done a few shoots together to be released here in the future but I saw her chemistry with Grey and I just had to shoot them together. We shot around Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village where they proceeded to get naked and be silly. The results were amazing. The next few days after that I spent with a rad artist named Kodex getting our piece ready at the last minute for its debut at the Britweek Show this past Saturday curated by Cartwheel Art at The Gabba Gallery. Sunday I got some work done but mostly relaxed. Monday I headed out for an amazing shoot with visiting New Zealand Artist Em Wafer to an abandoned Waterpark called Rock-a-Hoola that I've been wanting to go to for months. We happened to go on one of the windiest days of my life but the results will be continue to be rad nonetheless (or maybe because of). Rock-a-Hoola is halfway to Las Vegas so Em and I decided to keep our trip going and wound up shooting a whole second set in Las Vegas, mostly around Downtown where I also got a few shots of some murals I didn't get during my last trip through the City of Sin.
The last time I remember being this tired is probably back in January during the week that the LA Cannabis Cup and The LA Art Show overlapped by two days and I went to both. I already covered The Cannabis Cup last week so this week we turn our attention to The LA Art Show. The LA Art Show is by far one of my favorite events of the year and this year I was hired to be an official photographer for the show. I attended all four days to do some dual coverage for kungfubreakfast.com and so I have a bunch of great sets for you. As normal with these group sets I'm making them available all at once with blog posts each day highlighting the different sets so you can either binge all at once then come back and read about them or follow along as we go.
In my first set from LA Art Show 2016 I wanted to focus on Millie Brown. Millie Brown is a British performance artist who most might know in the public consciousness for her work with Lady Gaga. During The LA Art Show Ace Gallery curated Brown in her performance "Wilting Point" in which Brown laid on a bed of flowers for the duration of the show. I visited the exhibit each day and took photos. I've seen many photos from the performance so I hope I can say I brought my own style to these photos. I missed the end of the performance but I'm told she got up and hugged a child in a very powerful finale. I found the whole process quite beautiful from what I saw each day and only wish I could have spent even more time with it but I think you'll enjoy what I present today. If you want spoilers of the rest of the show then make sure to scroll all the way down for a link to the entire LA Art Show 2016 collection.
Click the photo below for Millie Brown's Wilting Point