In examining photographer Stefano Galli’s images, you’ll notice an attention to detail. He isn’t creating elaborate sets or perfecting the styling of a client but is instead documenting a scene that is happening or a place that exists in this city: the image zooms in on something that has caught his eye. There is a feeling of juxtaposition to his work, a tension between the place and the person or object and atmosphere.
It’s a reflection of Los Angeles, too. A city of extremes and opposites, often fascinating in their juxtaposition, Galli has been able to (literally) zoom in on these subjects to show how funny and interesting our city can be. To get an idea of where he is coming from and what is the motivation behind the work, we had a little chat with the artist.
Design consultant and more Jon Chipchase is going to be the next speaker at Imprint Presents. It’s on August 26: you should see it!
Local artsy, photo cool guy Jimmy Marble has a new thing you should look at: he made a zine called Best Bush In Town about local flora and fauna. Jimmy is great—and it’s unsurprising that this is great, too.
A big story yesterday on LAist was the work of photographer Michael Jang. The artist isn’t based in Los Angeles but he attended CalArts in the early seventies. Can you imagine what that must have been like? Sure, art school now is wild—but it must have been so incredible back then…and it was! Jang is releasing photos from his time there, which is being toted as many as an unofficial yearbook for the school.
There is a new photo only venue in Highland Park called The Photo Gallery. It’s launching a new little group show on July 25, which will be on view through August 7.