2019

Echo Park Rising 2019 by a zugunruhe

Miss Jupiter at Spacedust

Miss Jupiter at Spacedust

Echo Park Rising 2019 was like a small SXSW with no blatant corporate sponsoring or open bars. The line up was diverse, ranging from Thrash in a barbershop to Soundclound rappers doing acoustic sets on a patio. The majority of the party stretched along a mile of Sunset Boulevard and came out strong for four days straight.

Fiends at Short Stop

Fiends at Short Stop

Lil Bo Weep at The Echo Patio

Lil Bo Weep at The Echo Patio

Juiceboxxx at Taix

Juiceboxxx at Taix

Rafael Vigilantics at The Echo Patio

Rafael Vigilantics at The Echo Patio

Veronica Bianqui at Taix

Veronica Bianqui at Taix

Tanukichan at The Echo

Tanukichan at The Echo

The Birth Defects at American Barbershop

The Birth Defects at American Barbershop

Stuntdriver at Little Joy

Stuntdriver at Little Joy

The Manx at American Barbershop

The Manx at American Barbershop

The Bank Of America at The Echo

The Bank Of America at The Echo

Mean Heat at American Barbershop

Mean Heat at American Barbershop

Assquatch at Little Joy

Assquatch at Little Joy

Kills Birds at Echoplex

Kills Birds at Echoplex

Egrets on Ergot at Echoplex

Egrets on Ergot at Echoplex

Juiceboxxx at Taix

Juiceboxxx at Taix

TwoLips at Little Joy

TwoLips at Little Joy

Pedal Strike at Short Stop

Pedal Strike at Short Stop

James Steinle at The Echo Patio

James Steinle at The Echo Patio

Fucked Forever at American Barbershop

Fucked Forever at American Barbershop

Veneer at Little Joy

Veneer at Little Joy

Miss Jupiter at Spacedust

Miss Jupiter at Spacedust

The Pantones at Echoplex

The Pantones at Echoplex

Egrets on Ergot at Echoplex

Egrets on Ergot at Echoplex

TwoLips dancer at Little Joy

TwoLips dancer at Little Joy

Juiceboxxx at Taix

Juiceboxxx at Taix

Alaska Lynch at Echo Park

Alaska Lynch at Echo Park

Cosmonauts at Echoplex

Cosmonauts at Echoplex

Textures: Los Angeles by a zugunruhe

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There’s a documentary that begins with a producer in NYC, describing how he was watching the OJ Simpson chase live on TV. He recalls watching the that white Bronco speeding through cars on the highway and beginning to cry. When asked what was wrong, he responded “That light. It’s just so good”

The natural light in Los Angeles has organically produced styles of lighting and photography through its shear force. That incredibly bright, washed out feel is a natural part of Southern California.

The physical and social diversity of Los Angeles is expansive. The light only makes everything more vibrant.

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