The event was a dualistic creative assembly of many works from photographers
Been staying local for some time but territorial pissing can be a drag, so tonight was a dash to do something different on a whim. An invite, art and continuity of friendship aroused those taking a risk feelings again. Yes the 101 was heavy with traffic at 5:30 PM; but we could use the extra time for finding a place to park. Easing the stress with a pint before the event is always a reasonably social thing to do. So around the corner was a delightful Pub with a kind-hearted giant bouncer hanging outside the door.
Guinness will do thank you or maybe a Firestone.
We arrived there early but the rats from the press smelled the cheese first. When we came back to the event a bouncer was courteous and remembered us.
The photography was large, clean, and in your face. The general motif was a compare and contrast between boxers and musicians. The event was a dualistic creative assembly of many works from photographers. The building was rather small but was filled to the rim with a mixture of all ages; video cameras and technology galore with the usual turned up nose.
A rip current moved towards the host of this event.
I must admit after all these years it was a goal of mine to shake his hand and give him a hug. A couple of synchronicities happened recently to inspire this need; a picture of him smiling and a lonely article in the local LA Weekly rag.
The heart the host lacked must have been misplaced, even though he gets credit for being accessible.
I watched as youngsters bathed in his lecturing discourse like he was a professor of something. I gave him a hand shake and hug. He didn’t seem to understand that the images on the wall were all from 25 something years ago just like both of us. The heart the host lacked must have been misplaced because the bouncer at the pub around the corner had heart. He glowed with integrity, muse and love. Yes lost by the host of this event. Too bad because overall we had a great time. I am getting a taste in my mouth for another event like this one…soon.
All images of this event are changed to black and white for this layout only, the original images are full color. (Except for my image)