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Aerial Photos of Los Angeles by Michael Light

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Sky shots capture the "horror and enchantment" of LA

For several years, San Francisco-based photographer Michael Light has been flying his own lightweight aircraft to document the American West from the air. His latest book, LA Day/LA Night, shows off the beauty and horror of the City of Angels in equal measure. Whereas the nighttime photos carry a celestial, almost heavenly feel, the daytime images -- a selection of which are shown here -- are......read more

Hidden House: A Sustainable Home Built for Entertaining

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This serene property in Glassell Park seems a world away from Los Angeles

Nestled deep in the hills of Glassell Park in northeast L.A., Hidden House easily fulfills the three non-negotiable features of our dream home: bucolic seclusion, sustainable architecture, and a big-ass garden. The home, which sits on a rustic 7-acre site that's accessible via a half-mile of unpaved road, offers amazing views of Los Angeles - while feeling a world away from the city. Designed......read more

NightFall by Colin Rich

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Filmmaker returns with another mindmelting time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles

Whoa. Colin Rich's second time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles is pure visual joy. Following on the heels of Rich's hugely popular "L.A. Light" video, "NightFall" manages to surpass it and then some. "I wanted this to be a tour de force," he told the LA Times. "I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day......read more

Flying Lotus, "Until the Quiet Comes"

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Short film by Kahlil Joseph comes ahead of FlyLo's new record

On October 2, Los Angeles beatsmith Flying Lotus will issue Until the Quiet Comes, his highly anticipated new record on Warp. In anticipation of the drop, he just released this short film to coincide with the project. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the "Until the Quiet Comes" short ncludes the songs "See Thru To U" (ft. Erykah Badu), "Hunger" (ft. Niki Randa) and "Getting......read more

Urban Air: Stephen Glassman's Green Kickstarter

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Project aims to transform LA billboards into aerial gardens

Wit the popularlty of New York City's High Line, other cities are looking for ways to incorporate elevated green spaces into public infrastructure. Recently a Los Angeles developer announced plans for "High Line West" in Hollywood. With "Urban Air," LA-based designer and SHFT compadre Stephen Glassman introduces a new twist on the aerial garden rage. The plan involves converting LA billboards......read more

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom In a Modern World

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New photo show at the Annenberg Space celebrates diverse cultures and shared humanity

If we were asked to imagine a dream curator for a photo show, Wade Davis would definitely be on the list. An accomplished photographer himself, the esteemed Canadian anthropologist and ethnobiologist is also one of the world's most influential advocates of indigenous culture. Century City's Annenberg Space for Photography (ASP) has answered our curatorial dreams, giving Davis the reins for its......read more

Public Fruit Park Launched in L.A.

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Fallen Fruit debuts urban orchard project in Del Aire Park

Imagine a city where public parks were full of fruit trees, grapevines, and herb gardens, all of which you were free to harvest for food. In a small but meaningful way, our friends at Fallen Fruit, who we collaborated with on the EAT LACMA video series, are making that vision a reality. The collective teamed with Los Angeles County to create California's first public fruit park, which......read more

SHFT presents 'no strangers' at the Annenberg Space for Photography

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Meet some of the photographers behind the epic group show at LA's Annenberg Space

"Within a generation or two, fully half of humanity's accumulated wisdom and knowledge will be sacrificed upon the alter of progress," says Wade Davis, curatorial advisor of no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world and one of the world's most influential advocates of indigenous cultures. The group exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a celebration the extraordinary......read more

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

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New exhibit at LA's Annenberg Space tells the harrowing story of war in photos

Our friends at the Annenberg Space for Photography continue on their mission of exhibiting important, consciousness-altering photos with WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, a collection of 150 of the most significant images of armed conflict since 1887. Visitors to the space will immediately recognize some of the more iconic images in the show, like the Eddie Adams photo of a police commander killing a Viet Cong......read more

Nicholas Alan Cope: Whitewash

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Stark, abstract photos of modern architecture in Los Angeles

Since moving to LA from Maryland in 2002, Nicholas Alan Cope has been documenting the infrastructure of his adopted hometown in stark, black-and-white photos. Those images of the city's geometric modern architecture are collected in a new book, "Whitewash," out this month on powerHouse. Cope relies on stark abstraction and the power of contrast to deliver what looks to be a surreal and special......read more

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