Signing off from “With the locals” this week. What a hoot it was!
It’s been a pleasure to show you ‘round some of our favorite spots in Los Angeles, a magical, odd, sprawling desert delight of a city within a city within 7 other cities. Photos have been by @michellealexis and words by @flamelikeme -you can find both of our continued explorations of LA on those feeds.
We leave you now with the empress of perfectly macabre despair, Joan Didion on the essence of living in Los Angeles:
“Maria could smell marijuana, but it was not mentioned on the terrace. The cinematographer and the two Lesbians discussed the dehumanizing aspect of American technology, in French.” -Play It As It Lays
#withthelocals #la #joandidion #losangeles (at Los Angeles California)
2012© Michelle Alexis Newman
Doing this for the next week! Check it out!
We’re gonna shake things up a bit in the name of deep fried dough, and sure even Taylor Swift. We’re back in #losangeles for the week, with not one but two awesome Locals - photographer Michelle Alexis Newman @michellealexis AND writer/actress Kira Hesser @flamelikeme
Along with all the usual With the Locals fun, the girls are throwing in a twist, and probably a #cruller. This week’s theme: Donuts. You know I’m excited. And I know you’re excited because donut posts always are off the charts in the double-taps. Which only makes me fall in love with you more.
Enjoy the sugar overload! Don’t mind me, I’ll just be in New York, drooling all over my phone. - @campwilson #outwithlocals
Always an honor and delight to be a part of this project!
Well, I could never have imagined how much foreshadowing was going into this group shot from Phoot Camp when I submitted my application photo. As an unstated rule, my mystical tendencies are all but non-existent so I am still unsure what to make of everything but there certainly was a force outside myself controlling this outcome. Integratron related, consciousness infiltration?
Eternal gratefulness abounds to each and every CAMPER who have become the lights of my life, fires in my belly, and spirits of my soul. I wish I could see your face as it explores the amazing photos this talented bunch has produced, prepare to fall deep into a rabbit hole of kick-buttness. Their work has proven once again a testament to the importance of this historical moment in the evolution of photographic collectivity as we know it. You really gotta hand it to our founder and fairy godmother, Laura Brunow Miner, for her supernatural ability in creating an environment of inspirational bliss and human engagement.
We couldn’t have done it without the generous help from Squarespace whose contribution placed us in the protective womb that is the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Also, Vanessa Gonzalez who created our fantastic wardrobe, PIX rentals for the equipment, NATIVE shoes for protecting our feet and Gloss Post Production for putting the finishing touches of magic that brought this image to another world. Lastly, this boat wouldn’t a floated without the tireless admin efforts from Matthew Mahon, Garrett Cornelison, Chad Nicholson and Kathryn Tomajan, you are all the bees knees. Breathe…
I remember arriving at phootcamp and thinking that the bed covers were funny, like something my grandma would have. But then I kept picturing somebody wrapped in them. On my last day at phootcamp I decided to shoot whoever was around wrapped in the sheets and create a typology of sorts (ingarrettcornelison's bed). Pictured here is michellealexisnewman.
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Jay Weingarten with angry birds all over his face.
Reggie Watts, “Hey Buddy!” comedy show at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, April 2014