In Print: LA Weekly
Posted on 15 June 2012
I love taking pictures, simple as that. But I love it even more when those pictures wind up in print. Especially on newsprint, because the New Yorker in me still loves to stay in bed on a lazy morning to read the New York Times Sunday edition.
So now that I’m officially a Los Angeleno, I’m delighted that my photo of Jim Mahfood and Kat has been printed in this week’s LA WEEKLY, in glorious and gritty newsprint. Sweeeet! (I also love that the heading says, “GO >> LA” because those happen to be my initials, haha!)
Photo courtesy of HiJinx PR
This photo came from a shoot we did for BPM Magazine, so check my previous blog entry to see more pictures from this series. This is the shoot that initially sparked the collab book project and art crew called “Pervert Train” with me and the guys. Pure magic was made that day, and it continues to brew in the creative cauldron today…
Anyway, the LA WEEKLY article about Jim’s new Los Angeles Ink Stains book is pretty rad: “His single-page strips depicted the sun-drenched, debauched and sometimes dead-serious adventures of the artist and his crew — which includes some of the city’s most famous artists and DJs, plus loads of fabulous and gorgeous people you’ve never heard of.” That is the possibly the most eloquent and poetic description of ‘just hanging out’ I’ve ever read. I dig it. So… come hang out and cut a rug with me, Jimmy and the crew at the Ink Stains book release prom party tomorrow night! It’s LA WEEKLY‘s Pick of the Week! Nerd City calls it the “the art event of the summer”. It’s TRUE.
Well, I gotta run… I’m on Prom Committee, so I must go help hang some balloons before I get my hurrr did. (By the way, I don’t have a physical copy of this issue of LA Weekly yet, so if you see one on your travels, please pick one up for me.)
Again, if you’re in our neck of the woods, please join us at prom tmrw night and vote for your Prom King and Queen! Plus: Dance battles. Tacos. Booze. Art. Good music. Good people. Good times.
Oh, and to Jim — huge congratulations on the Ink Stains book release and prom party! I LOVE YOU, man!!! <3
The Prom Committee – Illustration by Jim Mahfood