Carmen Argote’s Last Light, short film produced by Clockshop

Clockshop (@clockshopla) contacted me at the beginning of quarantine to document artist Carmen Argote (@carmen.argote) on one of her regular walking routes through the city. The stills I shot of her thinking/walking practice were to be incorporated into Carmen’s short film, Last Light, that Clockshop was producing.

Last Light is a meditation on walking and memory in Los Angeles. The film explores notions of selfhood under the dual threat of contagion and isolation. Combining video and still images of an evacuated city with an intimate voiceover, the narrator reflects on feelings of vulnerability and betrayal, and draws on childhood memories to make sense of a city transformed.

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Clockshop Event: Hear Sunday, Patty Schemel & the Ladies of the Canyon

I was asked to photograph Clockshop’s most recent Hear Sunday event with Patty Schemel the last weekend of October.

Patty Schemel was at the epicenter of the Seattle grunge scene in the 1990’s. She is best known as the drummer of the alternative rock band Hole. For this special Hear Sunday event, Schemel read from her new memoir Hit So Hard (Da Capo Press, 2017) and performed covers of favorite songs with Nina Gordon, Louise Post and Eva Gardner as the Ladies of the Canyon.

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Production stills for documentary film: Dalya’s Other Country (NOW STREAMING!)

In May of last year (2016), I was asked to photograph some production stills for a documentary film called Dalya’s Other Country, directed/produced by Julia Meltzer, and co-produced by Mustafa Rony Zeno. One of my photographs ended up as the poster for the film, and that film is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime!

The film follows 4 years of life changes for Dalya & her mom Rudayna as they arrive in Los Angeles from Aleppo, Syria.

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Clockshop Event: Reading by Moonrise, Diana Nyad

I had the privilege of photographing Clockshop‘s most recent event with Diana Nyad at Bowtie Project, two weekends ago this July. It was a pleasant summer evening around the fire while author and celebrated long distance swimmer Diana Nyad shared excerpts from her memoir, Find a Way, as the full moon rose over the L.A. River.

Reading by Moonrise is a fireside reading series organized by Clockshop and held at the Bowtie Project on the eve of the full moon. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets and s’mores are provided after the reading.

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