Sunday, January 13, 2008
I hit the madhouse of photo la today. It was the closing day of the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition and jammed with a zillion people over at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
I've been to lots of shows in my time, but this was one of the most intense and overwhelming visual experiences I've ever had--every wall crammed with work spanning Cartier Bresson and Edward Weston to Helmut Newton and David Lachapelle, plus tons of other mega-famous artists too numerous to mention. Add to that the din of the crowd and photo-lovers zooming down the jammed aisles three people deep in all directions and you may have an idea of why I'm still feeling dizzy...
My partner in pearls is an avid photo collector and was interested in checking out what remained of Barry Frydlender's photos over at The Andrea Meislin Gallery booth.
By the time he settled on a gorgeous piece by Yuval Yairi I was ready to head home, where I'm still trying to recover. But never fear, I'll be back in the morning with an interview with racy fashion writer Kristopher Dukes--not to be missed!