To Do List Los Angeles: Jonathan Wilson at Getty’s Saturdays off the 405

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Getty Sunset @Travis.

On May 17 from 6-9 PM, catch sunset over the Getty gardens as well as the groovy vibe of Jonathan Wilson‘s raspy vocals, spiraling progressions, and funky & folky beats. Whether you are or are not going to make San Francisco’s Outside Lands, the first installation of the museum’s music series, Saturdays off the 405, is a picturesque opportunity to see one of the music festival’s performers in Los Angeles.

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Frank Relle uses long exposure photographs to capture New Orleans at night

Frank Relle Long exposure Photography New Orleans night

Frank Relle, Clio. Rampart Street, New Orleans. April 2011. (Photo courtesy Frank Relle/Lense NYT.)

Frank Relle uses long exposure photographs to capture New Orleans at night. His street lit images appear ready to vibrate with the spirit and soul that haunt this ever-vibrant city.

Being Breezie Tumblr Turns Three, and I’m still reading Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Oscars Annie Leibovitz

“The 20th Annual Hollywood Issue!” of Vanity Fair also marks the 3rd birthday of Being Breezie! Thanks for following, y’all!

Three years ago, I started writing the Being Breezie tumblr with a post about the “Hollywood Issue” of Vanity Fair. Three years later, I am once again looking forward to Annie Liebovitz’s Oscar-nom-filled photo shoot in the magazine’s March 2014 issue. Hopefully there will be more writing to come about the photography, the magazine, and the Oscars in the near future!

Happy Carnival, everyone!!

Huntington Library Purchases Turn-of-the-Century Photographs of Santa Moinca

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Carleton Watkins, “Beach and Bathing House at Santa Monica” (c. 1877), Albumen print

The Huntington Library purchased the Ernest Marquez Collection of 4,600 images of Santa Monica in the 1870s to the 1950s. “This photo archive was amassed over a 50-year period by a descendent of Mexican land grantees who owned the 6,000-acre Rancho Boca de Santa Monica or present-day Rustic and Santa Monica Canyons, Pacific Palisades, and portions of the city of Santa Monica,” said Jennifer A. Watts, curator of photographs at The Huntington.

The Southern Pacific Railroad, built through Rancho Boca, was completed on the last day of 1887 (and via the Long Warf in 1893), and the images depict the rustic beachside ranches and tent settlements welcoming newcomers from across the country and bourgeoning into a buzzing costal city.

Getty Images Lean in Collection

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Businesswoman working late on laptop, Tooga / Getty Images

Businesswoman working late on laptop, Tooga / Getty Images

The Getty Images Lean In Collection is “a library of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and the people who support them.” The empowering images show women of different backgrounds and ethnicities in leadership roles in contemporary personal and professional spheres. The images are vivid and inspiring.

I love the cool colors with subtle warm accents and intriguing spotlight in this image.