LIFE, Photography

An Afternoon at Studio Five08 – Beautiful Machine Track & Field Exhibit

I enjoy the summer because not only do I get to leave work early, but I get to hangout in my favorite cities longer to shop, eat, or just browse. A couple Fridays ago, my sis and I hung out in Santa Monica for an afternoon. We like to park, walk, and make rounds to different businesses. We bond and revel in the moment of being tourists in our town. On that day, we stopped by Studio Five08 to see a photo exhibit called Beautiful Machine. Here are some *snaps from my visit:


Here’s David Brady. He’s the curator of Beautiful Machine and a very talented artist. I can also add comedian to his list of talents because my sister and I laughed as he told his very colorful tales of living in Los Angeles.
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Here’s one of my favorite:
Beautiful Machine Exhibit


In our short chat with David, he said that his team may extend the exhibit to the end of August. Please call to confirm before going though.

*FYI, I am not a photographer, nor am I trying to be. I simply wanted to capture the moment.

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Stori manages to pull off a high fashion photo while riding around in a drop-top.

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Eve backstage at the Conan Show.

Photo of the Day: Elle Varner

Elle Varner snaps her beautiful ‘Fro before getting ready for the The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards.

Photos from the artists’ Facebook

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Photo(s) of the Day: Elle Varner, Eve and Stori

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Flyy Style, Hot Collaborations, Music Break, Photography

Solange’s Feature In COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue x Collabs with Kendrick Lamar on “Looks Good With Trouble” Remix

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Solange looks incredible in her feature in COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue. Wearing chic summer-ready outfits, she flaunts her smooth, shapely legs in some mean red pumps. Here are the gorgeous photos from the feature story along with quotes:


“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”

“I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”


“When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”

Read the entire interview on COMPLEX.com.

Plus, she connects with Kendrick Lamar for the remix of “Looks Good With Trouble” from her True EP:

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Photography

Read It: Linda McCartney: Life In Photographs

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From Taschen Books:

From her early rock’n’roll portraits and final years with The Beatles to her touring days with Wings and raising four children with Paul, Linda McCartney captured her whole world on film.

Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to sessions with Janis Joplin and Michael Jackson, as well as artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George. Always unassuming and fresh, her work displays a warmth and feeling for the precise moment that captures the essence of any subject. Whether photographing her children, celebrities, animals, or a fleeting moment of everyday life, McCartney did so without pretension or artifice.

Made exclusively by TASCHEN for iBooks, Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs features:

  • over 170 photographs selected from Linda’s archive of over 200,000 images—most of which users can pinch to zoom
  • forewords by Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney, texts by Annie Leibovitz and Martin Harrison, and excerpts from interviews with Linda from BBC’s highly acclaimed 1994 “Behind the Lens” profile
  • a bonus video interview with Paul McCartney and his daughters, Stella and Mary

This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes, here.

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Photos of the Day: Athletes Mimics Classic Album Covers

In ESPN The Magazine’s “Music Issue,” there is a fun feature on athletes impersonating popular album covers. We could not help but chuckle at a few of the photos because they imitated the poses almost perfectly. Take a look at gold medalists, Allyson Felix (track and field) as Beyoncé’s “Dangerously in Love” and Alex Morgan (soccer)as Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys”:


Check out more photos at Yahoo! Sports.

Images from ESPN The Magazine
Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys” (EMI Music Marketing)
Beyoncé’s “Dangerously in Love” (Sony Music)
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