Preview: Smashbox FACE/OFF 2011

Back in December we were utterly impressed by the massive pool of local rising stars showcased in Smashbox Studios FACE/OFF 2011 competition. In case you missed the show, make sure to head to the W Westwood tonight for the kickoff of a very special exhibit showcasing a rad curation of the best photographs from FACE/OFF 2011. Sneak peek and official event invite below – check it out, it’s dynamite!

Scott Nathan “Dita Von Teese Vision”

Chika Okazumi “Papillion”

Jenette Maloney “Lines”

Mario Torres “Alexa”

Chris Gaskill “Tuesday”

Kristin Anderson “Hot Mess”

Ari Michelson “Untitled”

Ed Fox “Mario”


Here’s another link to the FACE/OFF art store – should you be interested to purchase any of the selected prints!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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