En Masse members meeting

Hey Everyone,

Meeting next Wednesday 4/6/11. Usual time 7-10pm

This meeting will mainly be for editing and talking about the neighborhoods project. Everyone bring your laptops and what you have shot/edited so far. We can help one another narrow it down.

Pro’jekt LA (Part I): Hear+There

Tues April 5

Admission Free with RSVP to:

projektla1@monthofphotography.com

Location: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

MOPLA presents part one of Pro’jekt LA: Hear +There hosted by Space 15 Twenty. The projection series is curated by Nina Sers and features the live music of She Saw. The night will showcase the work of Alex de la Hildalga, Ashleigh Parker, Christina Von Messing, Peter, Heirendt, Barrett Sweger, Jimi Franklin, Lluvia Higuera, Chrisitna Felice, Stevie Mada, Veronica Hamburger, Margo Graxeda, and Nina Sers.

Carpool Suggested.

(Source: monthofphotography.com)

Opening Reception MOPLA: Saturday 4/2

6-10 pm:

Bliecher/ Golightly Gallery

1431 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, Ca 90401

7-10 pm:

MOPLA official Kick-off Event

Admission Free

Location: Pier 59 Studio

2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90404

The Lucie Foundation Presents the Official Kick Off Event for the Month of Photography, Los Angeles, Adaptation and Reverberations, Contemporary Photography Ever-Changing Landscape.

This Event is free and open to the public and hosted by Pier 59 Studios West.

Early Arrival and Carpool suggested. Self Parking in Bergamont Station and surrounding street areas.

Sound unseen: KCRW;s Visual Diary in Print and Projections as told by Stephen Lafer and Larry Hirshowitz.

Bergamont Photo hop:

Robert Berman, dhj Gallery, Frank Pictures Gallery, Luisotti, Peter Fetterman and Rose Gallery.

Clark/Oshin Gallery presents an exhibtion of photographs by Majoria Salvaterra.

(Source: mopla.org)

Opening reception Thursday, March 31 from 7pm until 9pm. The Fahey/Klein gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs from contemporary  French photographer, Sarah Moon, in her first Los Angeles exhibition.   This exhibition features a selection of over seventy color and black  & white photographs from both her personal bodies of work, as well  as her seminal fashion photography.  Sarah Moon’s unique photographic  style and printing techniques result in a distinctive aesthetic that  blurs the line between image and object, fantasy and reality.

Opening reception Thursday, March 31 from 7pm until 9pm.

The Fahey/Klein gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs from contemporary French photographer, Sarah Moon, in her first Los Angeles exhibition. This exhibition features a selection of over seventy color and black & white photographs from both her personal bodies of work, as well as her seminal fashion photography. Sarah Moon’s unique photographic style and printing techniques result in a distinctive aesthetic that blurs the line between image and object, fantasy and reality.

Cat Jimenez, MOPLA, and us; En Masse

Cat Jimenez was our guest at our last meeting at A and I on Highland Ave, LA, thank you Carmen for giving us a space to meet.

Cat came present the Lucie Foundation and  programs, most specifically, MOPLA.
what is MOPLA?

MOPLA’s mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community and to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and photograph-related events in April.

www.monthofphotography.org

 

We talked about what types of events we would like to see MOPLA in 2011 and 2012.

En Masse is on board to shoot a project specific to MOPLA 2011. We will be focusing on a specific neighborhood and collaborating with a KCRW DJ. Each artist, approximately 10-12, will be shooting a neighborhood, then presenting the work to a specific DJ. The DJ and photographers will proceed with the collaboration and then present it at MOPLA.

En Masse talked about how this would work: does the DJ see the photograph, then find sounds that inspires his / her music?

Cat moderated and inspired great dialogue about who we want to hear speak, who’s work is interesting, who would we drive across town to hear, provided there would simultaneously be a food truck and music at this event…..

to be continued……

Self Publishing

Last meeting we had a discussion about self publishing and the different ways it can be accomplished. A few of us have used some of the on demand web publishers and others have used places in Los Angeles. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment.

On Demand Web Publishing

Lulu.com
Lulu has a plethora of binding and sizing options to choose from. Pricing depends on sizing. You need to upload a file in order to get a quote on what you are working with.

Blurb.com
Blurb also has plenty of options to choose from. You must register in order to get a quote.

MagCloud.com
Saddle stitch and perfect binding, color/black white around thirty cents a page.

Custom Printing - Los Angeles

Charlie Chan
7402 West Sunset Boulevard

Universal Reprographics
2706 Wilshire Boulevard

Paper Chase
7176 West Sunset Boulevard

Kinkos
They will print you a black and white 36x50” print for ten dollars. Great for laying out books and other projects.

Small Book Distributors - Los Angeles

Family Bookstore
436 North Fairfax Avenue

Book Soup
8818 West Sunset Boulevard

Arcana
1229 3rd Street Promenade

Ooga Booga
943 N Broadway # 203

Lead Apron
8454 Melrose Place

The Printer Resource is a great source of information across the world. Be sure to check them out.

Our next guest: Zoe Crosher 12/8/10

http://dailyserving.com/2010/11/the-city-proper/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/11/art-review-zoe-crosher-at-charlie-james.html

Zoe Crosher is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her current undertaking is The Michelle duBois Project; a series of investigations into the personal photographic archive of Michelle duBois, a call girl and aspiring flight attendant who worked the Pacific Rim during the 1970’s and ‘80’s. The range and depth of the archive is tremendous, owing greatly to the fact that the subject was enthralled by her own portraiture. Crosher has approached this archive in ever evolving iterations that highlight the strategies and structures of fantasy as much as they expose anything concrete about Ms. duBois herself. Two independent iterations of the archive can currently be seen in Los Angeles; one as part of the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and the other, For Ur Eyes Only: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, at the Charlie James Gallery with related events at Dan Graham and Royal Pagoda. This final iteration (the tenth), curated by Emma Gray, will be the last before Crosher commits it to a monograph to be published by a new arm of Aperture Books next year. Work from other of the artist’s projects are also currently on view in The City Proper (curated by James Welling) at Margo Leavin, and Standard Deviation at the See Line Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, both also in LA.

We are En Masse

Hi all, we are a photo collective in LA!

The LA Photo Collective is a group of photographers who meet once a month to critique one another’s work, help to brainstorm, and create an open exchange of resources to help one another accomplish our goals.