Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All Your Blogs Are Belong To Us

Ah, Los Angeles. Yes. But I'm at my other blog.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Next Year, Plaid



My wife's tomato plants. The tough part is getting them to grow with that pattern on the leaves.

Why So Serious, Skulls?



Dire Wolf skulls at the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles, Sunday, August 14, 2011.

No, I don't know why they are called that.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Am Number Four



The 4th Place medal winner walks off the stage during the Miss Fitness Hollywood Pageant 2011 in Los Angeles, Saturday, August 13, 2011.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Echo



A model poses for a photographer while a young bystander strikes her own pose at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Friday, August 12, 2011.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Moose Sleeps on a Lower Branch



Well, it's a squirrel. Just sitting there, staring in my window. Not suspicious at all. Still staring. Stop it, squirrel.

At least it's not this.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Brush Man



Clayton Cameron, known for his percussion work with brushes, performs with the Clayton Cameron Sextet at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Friday, July 8, 2011.

Also see: Jazz At LACMA.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Standard Stoppage



A dog and owner attend the opening reception for the "Street Sight" exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Perfect for Rush Hour



A component of a Richard Serra art work is prepared for transport at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 23, 2011.

See also: Cor-Ten

Thursday, June 23, 2011

3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles



A costumed person waves while walking along 3rd Street in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Found



Tatum O'Neal strides forward to join Mario Lopez for a television interview at The Grove in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

Dogtown and TV-Boys





A Los Angeles television reporter learns to skateboard during the "Wild in the Streets" event at Lafayette Park in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

CORRECTION:
Los Angeles television reporter Cary Berglund learns to skateboard during the "Wild in the Streets" event at Lafayette Park in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer



A skateboarder attempts a jump during the "Wild in the Streets" event at Lafayette Park in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Face in the Crowd



I heard sirens, and went outside. I photographed this incident. I looked around at the crowd, and saw the expected mix of curiousity and shock that an accident had happened.

And then, there was the guy above.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Looks Like He Made It



Barry Manilow is escorted from a performance stage to a waiting limousine after a performance at The Grove in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Circle of Life is Noisy



I don't mind that the backyard crows fight. I just wish they'd wait until I've had my coffee before they start.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Exit Through the Bake Shop



Thierry Guetta, a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash, visits a bakery, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. (Photo by Ted Fisher.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

California Museum of Photography



Sant Khalsa explains her photographic practice while California Museum of Photography Director Colin Westerbeck listens during the opening reception for "Riverrun: Sant Khalsa's 20-year Journey with the Santa Ana River" in Riverside, Calif. on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The exhibition will be on display until August 13, 2011.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Untermensch



Not every one can be super, you know. (Above: an iPhone snap from Friday at Union Station.)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Freewaves Friday


20,558 (Twenty Thousand Portraits) from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.

In 2001 Doug McCulloh and I photographed 20,558 people at the Los Angeles County Fair. The project served as raw material for several exhibitions previously, and tonight one of the short films created from the photographs screens at:

2011 OXY FREEWAVES: THE ART AND POLITICS OF SPACE
A night of global and local media works exploring space, in public space

Friday, April 15, 7 - 9 p.m. Occidental College Main Quad

As part of the 2011 Spring Arts Festival, the Occidental College Film & Media Studies Program invites students, alumni, and the Los Angeles community to participate in an evening of food, drink, conversation, and cutting-edge videos addressing contemporary questions around the cultural, ideological, environmental, and creative uses of space.

Artists and Videos:

Nancy Atakan: Thinking Garbage (2005, Istanbul, Turkey)

Natasha Dyu: On the Ground (2008, Mumbai, India)

G├Âran Boardy: Target Seeker (2006, Goteborg, Sweden)

Marco Montiel-Soto: La Sinfonia De La Calle/The Street Symphony (2007, Barcelona, Spain)

Tenzin Phuntsog:  om-ma-ni-pad-me-hum (2004, New York, United States)

Martha Gorzycki: Unfurling (2003, San Francisco/Los Angeles, United States)

Ted Fisher and Doug McCulloh: Video Billboard  (2001, Los Angeles, United States)

Bonita Makuch:  Strangers in Paradise  (2004, Los Angeles, United States)

This marks the second OXY FREEWAVES venture, an exhibition of experimental and documentary films, that places documentary works by Occidental students into conversation with works by international artists from Freewaves, an organization supporting innovative, relevant, independent new media from around the world. Directions and parking information can be found on the campus map. The Oxy Quad is # 126 on the Map. This event is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Office of the President. Contact Prof. Broderick Fox with any questions. 6522 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90028 US

Above: the short film "20,558 (Twenty Thousand Portraits)" which shows how the images were made.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

First New Neighbor



Hey, remember when I moved from Manhattan to Los Angeles and made my First New Friend? (That was a friendship with its ups and downs, of course.)

Well, I'm now moving right into the heart of Los Angeles, and while unpacking I've met a new pal. I call him "Red." He (or she?) hangs out high in the tree and stares inside, checking me out.

Which is either very cute, or maybe a little creepy, depending how you look at it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Re-Break



A woman photographs art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles on Friday, April 1, 2011. LACMA has an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Upland Highland Regiment



As we were preparing to return to the Bay Area, the city of Upland decided to throw a surprise parade for us. Actually, if your television is on the Rose Parade broadcast right now, you just saw this group go past.

Above: Upland Highland Regiment marching band and drill team prepare for the Rose Parade, San Antonio Avenue, Upland, California, Thursday, December 30, 2010.