Friday, May 8, 2015

Paris Photo LA

Last week I attended Paris Photo LA (note bene: you say Pear-EE, like Gay Paris, not PEAR-is, like the Loveliness of Paris) this is a famous French photo fair now enjoying its third year as a satellite fair in LA. A three-day festival of fine art photo galleries showing off their wares, the fair is held on the backlot of Paramount Pictures—so while some of the galleries’ booths are housed in sound stages, many are inside the little fake storefronts of the faux-New-York street sets. It was very fun to stroll among the pretend buildings and look at art alongside the super casual chic denizens of LA’s art scene (think gorgeous breezy sundresses and designer shades and beautifully tousled children—someone seriously should have been shooting street fashion photos here, they would have had a field day). The level of art being exhibited was very high—I saw something amazing in nearly every booth I visited. I noticed that portraiture was especially prevalent, and strong. Though this post is very long, it's just a fraction of the photos that caught my eye!

David Alan Harvey

R. J. Arnold, 1890s

Francois Fontaine
Jamel Shabazz,  1981
Claude Iverné
Garry Fabian Miller

Hassan Hajjaj

Todd Hido
Zoe Crosher
Anton Corbijn
(Keith Richards in drag)
Alejandro Guijarro
Mona Kuhn
Malick Sidibé
Guido Mocafico

Ralf Peters
Santiago Porter

Nobuyoshi Araki and Motoyuki Daifu

Floriane de Lassée

Zoé T. Vizcaíno

Ramiro Gomez

Grace Ndiritu
Daniela Comani
Fred Herzog, 1961
Angela Strassheim

Josef Hoflehner
Liu Zheng

Peter Liversidge

Antoine Rose

Marten Elder

Tal Shochat
Richard Caldicott
Richard Avedon


Desiree Dolron


Richard Misrach
Julien Levy
Juergen Teller
Fred Herzog

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

 Kimiko Yoshida

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