Saturday, May 31, 2008

constellation



















a couple more stars shimmering in the light from the photobooth.
adrianna and robert chouraqui.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

carmel river


















just behind The Mission in Carmel, California, runs the Carmel River.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

chris and inger




chris carter and inger lund, just back from their honeymoon in Lanta, Thailand, came by today and picked up their cds.
photographs from their wedding in Carmel, California. they were married at the Mission Ranch, directly behind The Mission, on the same acreage bot not associated. the Ranch is beautiful, but like a golf course, very well manicured. maybe a little sterile. however, inger had hired me based on the work I did for john and sarah kosinsky, in Maine. in particular the informal portraits. so that was the assignment, obviously cover the wedding, but the emphisis on the informal view camera portraits.
fortunatly on the periphery of the lawns, was an untouched hidden primordial thicket. extremely rare insects that have existed for tens of thousands of years busy themselves in this place.
I tried to step over all the life forms as I took photographs, tried to be as gentle as a lamb.
this one of chris and inger was taken pretty late in the day.

Friday, May 16, 2008

traction

















so I am sitting at ground works on traction in the "arts district", out of cash, out of smokes, just scrounging around like a bum. these guys at the far table are rolling cigs, so I go up and ask the dude if he has another. I get one and walk back to my table. as I turn I hear this heavy scottish accent, "robert angell !". I stop dead in my tracks. turn around and make eye contact with the mystery voice. the wheels slowly start turning.
dust and cobwebs falling through rays of golden sunlight.
look who it is!!
my neighbor from the small village in scotland where I spent my teen years, Kirkliston. right here in downtown LA.
I had not seen graeme since I was 15. quite some time ago.
turns out he is having a great career as a drummer, formerly of swervedriver, now touring the world with his long time girlfriend bojena. ( not sure if thats correct spelling, sorry if not )
He was in the year above me, but closer to my late brother william, who was four years my elder.
man that shit sent me spinning. so naturally I insisted that they come through for some portraits.
a bum with a photostudio. priceless.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

portrait room



























numa,
steve diet goedde,
aaron hawke.

I've got computer eye, from staring at my monitor for the last week. I am working on the view camera portraits I shot in Carmel. in the primordial thicket.

Monday, May 5, 2008

grace kelsey




I was really enjoying the memories from "la fresqueria" when I thought, "I should post up one of my most treasured shots"
also, sorry for lagging on the current batch of photobooth portraits, I know that people are waiting to see their shots, but I just got back from shooting the wedding in carmel and I have to finish that now, so please, hang on a bit.