Photo LA & Classic Photos LA 2015

Photo LA & Classic Photos 2015

From back in the days when Photo LA was at Santa Monica Airport to the latest venue in DTLA at The REEF in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA is ever evolving and provides me with a way to cross paths with many photography friends. I stopped by JDC Fine Art and was taken by various photography by Paul Cava, and Paul Turonet’s photography & art. I have loved Marjorie Salvaterra’s photography from the moment I saw her black and white series, Her.

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Paul Cava, Belatage (Blue)
2008
Archival Pigment Print
11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.
Edition #2/5

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Paul Turonet
Tierra Brava explores the challenges, struggles and hopes of life in Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border. saddle-stitch book with 50 color prints, 1 loose print in folder, 1 double-sided map in brown box.

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Marjorie Salvaterra
When the Universe Has a Bigger Plan For Your Life, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. Edition of 20

Marjorie Salvaterra Her - book

Marjorie Salvaterra
Her – book

Shulamit Gallery’s mission it to broaden cross-cultural awareness and understanding through contemporary art. Their primary focus is Middle Eastern artists of diverse backgrounds like Jessica Shokrian, whose self portraiture resonated with me.

http://www.shulamitgallery.com

http://shulamitgallery.com/jessica-shokrian/

Shulamit Gallery

Jessica Shokrain
Boardroom Power Struggle
(Polaroid Series)
2000-2012

Shulamit Gallery

Jessica Shokrian
Boardroom Power Struggle

Amanasalto, a premium photography and publishing company in Tokyo, Japan. The following are all from Amanasalto’s book: Imogen Cunningham, The Eye of Imogen Cunningham.

http://amanasalto.com

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham,
Unmade Bed
1957
Platinum and palladium print, 2013
20 x 24 inches
Edition: Open

Amanasalto

Frida Kahlo Rivera

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham,
1928

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham
The Eye of Imogen Cunningham
Mirror 2, 1923

Photographer Dan Fauci’s Untitled Sharon Lockhart

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Dan Fauci
Sharon Lockhart
Untitled, 1996
Chromogenic print

David Skernick

David Skernick
The Rat Queen, 2015
11 x 14 inches
Archival photograph
Edition 1/15

Aline Smithson’s Revisiting Beauty made the Critical Mass Top 50 for 2014. Smithson captures girls between the ages of 14 – 17 on the cusp of womanhood not fully aware of their own loveliness and physical presence.

This series is inspired by portrait paintings from the eighteenth to the twentieth century including artists West, De La Roche, Stroganov, Sargent, Whistler, Hockney and portraits created in the mid 1900’s by many anonymous painters. Her background as a painter also informs this work. There is a dreamy quality to this series not to mention Smithson shoots with film, giving increased depth and richness to her work always and in particular to Revisiting Beauty.

www.alinesmithson.com

Alinesmithson. com

Aline Smithson
Revisiting Beauty

alinesmithson.com

Aline Smithson
Pink Feathers, 2013

Shot of Elizabeth Taylor, who never gave a damn what anyone thought.

Timothy White Elizabeth Taylor Culver City, 2000 Archival Pigment Print 40 x 30 inches Ed. 23 of 25

Timothy White
Elizabeth Taylor
Culver City, 2000
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 30 inches
Ed. 23 of 25

Benno Graziani belonged to the founding team of Paris-Match in 1949. He was an exceptional journalist, war photographer, reporter and editor-in-chief who lived intensely the great era of magazines. Suffice it to say it was he who inspired Fellini for La Dolce Vita.

Benno Graziani Jackie Writing,  Ravello, August 1962 Edition 7/10 Silver gelatin, Printed later. Size 23. 6 x 15.7 in/60x 40 cm Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back

Benno Graziani
Jackie Writing,
Ravello, August 1962
Edition 7/10
Silver gelatin, Printed later.
Size 23. 6 x 15.7 in/60x 40 cm
Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back

Another photograph by Benno Graziani of Jackie Onassis:

Benno Graziani Jackie and Paparazzi, Amalfi, August 1962 Edition 5/10 Silver gelatin. Printed later. Size 23.6 x 15.7 in / 60 x 40 cm Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back.

Benno Graziani
Jackie and Paparazzi, Amalfi, August 1962
Edition 5/10
Silver gelatin. Printed later.
Size 23.6 x 15.7 in / 60 x 40 cm
Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back.

Photo-eye Gallery

Curtis Wehrfritz
He Speaks with the raven, first as a boy
Collodion on Velvet Board, 1 of 1
54″ x 36″, 74″ x 52″ w/Frame

Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt
Lion Family Portrait
Maasai Mara, 2003
Archival Pigment Print
29.5″ x 36.75″

Kamil Vognar

Kamil Vognar
Island
Mixed Media on canvas
30″ x 30″

Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers
Burn to Shine
Archival Pigment Ink Print
20 x 20 inches

John Dominis

John Dominis
Steve McQueen with pistol at home, Palm Springs, California, 1963
Gelatin silver print, estate bind stamp

Susan Swihart is part of a photography collective known as VERGE, which is sponsored by Duncan Miller in L.A. Swihart an observer who takes pictures to capture small moments and translates her personal experiences into shared ones.

Susan Swihart

Susan Swihart,
Verge Photographers

I just loved the way this man was holding his baby.

I just loved the way this man was holding his baby.

Classic Photos 2015 at the newly remodeled spaces at Bonhams on Sunset featured 20th century artists with vintage masterworks as well as wonderful 19-century material. It originally began with ten exhibitors and now has twenty seven galleries and dealers from four countries.

Michael Dawson Gallery in Los Angeles. Since 1905, Dawson’s Book Shop has been a leading source in Southern California for rare and out of print books in the fields of California history, Western Americana and photography. In fact, Dawson’s is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the city of Los Angeles. Ernest Dawson started the shop in downtown Los Angeles.

After three moves downtown and a transfer of ownership to the second generation of Glen and Muir Dawson, the shop settled on Larchmont Boulevard in the Hollywood/Hancock Park area in 1968. Michael Dawson marks the third generation of the Dawson family to helm this Los Angeles treasure. He had a gorgeous selection of classic photography.

http://www.dawsonbooks.com

Judy Dater

Judy Dater:
Self portrait with stone
1981, gelatin silver

Edward Weston, Nude

Edward Weston:
Nude
1920, printed 1977, Platinum

Lou Stoumen

Lou Stoumen, Black Cat Bar & Brothel, San Juan, P.R.
1941, printed later.
Gelatin Silver

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a fine art photography gallery located in downtown San Francisco. His gallery shows a combination of established, up and coming and contemporary photographers. Scott Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980 and is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston.

http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com

Mona Kuhn, Merle

Mona Kuhn
Merle
2003
Fuji Crystal Archive print
30 x 30 inches

Baron Wolman, George Harrison

Baron Wolman,
George Harrison
1969
Gelatin silver print
7 x 4 3/4 inches

Horace Bristol, PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul

Horace Bristol,
PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul
1944, printed 1990’s
Gelatin Silver print
7 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches

Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

www.contemporaryworks.net
This Edward Boubat, Little Girl with Dead Leaves, is one of my favorite photographs. I love the passion of Edward Boubat. He sold his six volume dictionary to fund the purchase of his first camera: a 6 x 6 Rolleicord.

Edward Boubat Little Girl with Dead Leaves, 1946-47/1940's

Edward Boubat
Little Girl with Dead Leaves,
1946-47/1940’s

Erwin Blumenfeld Nude under Wet Silk

Erwin Blumenfeld
Nude under Wet Silk
1936/1940’s
13 1/2 x 10 1/2

Peter Fetterman Gallery

www.peterfetterman.com

Willy Ronis Isabelle, 1990

Willy Ronis
Isabelle, 1990
Gelatin Silver print
14 x 11 inches
Titled and dated in pencil with the photographer’s stamp on verso; Signed in ink on recto

Wolf Suschitzky Charing Cross Road from No. 84 (Marks & Co), 1937

Wolf Suschitzky
Charing Cross Road from No. 84 (Marks & Co), 1937
Gelatin Silver Print
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled and dated in pencil in verso

Photo LA & Classic Photos 2015

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About hannahkozak

I am passionate about photography & have been making photos since I was a little girl. I have been a stunt woman for twenty five years. I have a passion for exploration, discovery, and escape. I dream of every place I seek to travel to. A recovering adrenaline junkie, I seek authenticity in everyday experiences. I love Kundalini Yoga,travel, books,writing and authentic, real experiences and people. I brake for squirrels. Que le vaya bien! View all posts by hannahkozak

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