Tomorrow is my birthday so today I wanted to wrap up the two final sets of The LA Art Show. I had a great time at this year's event. Last Year I attended all four days for the first time simply as a spectator. I was still doing a lot of shooting on my iPhone at the time, no website to speak of, simply posting on my phone. Perspective is a heavy thing because this year I attended all four days as an official photographer for the people that run the show. I put together five sets including two on the art, four portrait sets, and a special set on the panel discussions. I shot hundreds of photos and it still didn't quite feel like enough so hopefully they bring me back again next year and we will see what happens.
Today though we have two sets left. The LA Art Show people gave me a handful of free tickets so each day I took a friend or two with me. On two of the days I brought models. Those that follow along have already seen the set with Angelina Prendergast and today you'll see a mini-set I shot with KFB favorite Ashley Scott. A few of the days of The LA Art Show overlapped with The Cannabis Cup. Ashley was awesome enough to come to both. Our objective was our Cannabis Cup set but we figured we'd shoot a few photos for a mini-set at The LA Art Show.
The final set is of the panel discussions. LA Art Show had a whole Dialogue Series running throughout the event. I couldn't make it to each one but I did make it a point to come to the two panels on street art. The first one, curated by Jim Daichendt was on the "Commercialization of Street Art" and featured KFB regulars Jennifer Korsen and Jason Ostro as well as a slew of other important figures in the street art scene including Warren Brand who makes his photographic debut to the website though you've seen plenty of murals here he's been responsible for organizing. The other panel was a presentation by the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. MCLA is an organization here in Los Angeles that helps preserve murals. The panel, curated by Isabel Rojas-Williams included members of MCLA's board including legendary artists Kent Twitchell, Mear One, and Evan Skrederstu of Uglar Works. Great discussions and easily the two most attended panels during the entire event.
That wraps up it up for this year's LA Art Show. It's been all LA Art Show and Cannabis Cup for weeks now so my next post will return us to our regularly scheduled programming. I hope you've enjoyed both collections.
Click the photos below to enter each set and take your final walk through The LA Art Show