It’s rainy here in Los Angeles and, on a similar rainy day, we had a very sunny conversation with fine art photographer and definite personality Austin Young. Austin is a really, really fascinating character whose art revolves around shifting who you are into something completely new, dipping into the LGBT community and gender performance as a point of departure. You’ve definitely seen his colorful pieces around in various media. His work is beautiful and edgy and always bright. Definitely check out the interview and be warned that a few photos are not safe for work, just a heads up.
You can read the interview here.
Today on Los Angeles, I’m Yours, we have a special treat: an interview with artist Andrew Holder. Holder has been featured on The Fox Is Black quite a few times and is a super sweet guy, living in a nice little house in Eagle Rock. We spoke with him about his work and inspirations, how Art Center in Pasadena is the reason he is in the city, and how surfing in Los Angeles isn’t very good. Be sure to check it out and, if the interview doesn’t sell you, he also wanted to climb up a tree for his portrait (which ended up being super rad). You can read the story here.
Today on Los Angeles, I’m Yours, we have our interview with Mel Kadel. In the piece, we hear about her origins in art, how she describes her work, and what she needs in order to focus on her work. The accompanying photos detail her work and space, which she shares with Travis Millard.
Take a minute and check out the piece, which can be seen as your daily dose of inspiration from Mel. You can read the story here.
Over on Los Angeles, I’m Yours today, we have a really great interview with Echo-Park-by-way-of-Olathe-Kansas artist Travis Millard. Travis is a super relaxed and cool guy who creates these trippy, sometimes grimey characters. It was really cool seeing where these all come from and seeing his space, which he shares with artist/girlfriend Mel Kadel. It includes tons of his work (zines, drawings, paintings, drafts, etc.) scattered about and sheds light into the creation and inspiration for many of his pieces. His story is also this ridiculously “classic American” story of a guy who grew up in the Midwest, wanted to become an artist, and moved to the big city to become an artist while busting his balls to get there. It’s super inspirational.
Travis was really great to speak with so definitely check it out. You can read the full story here.
Today over on Los Angeles, I’m Yours, we have our Featured Interview with Media Temple’s Creative Director and Creative Mornings Los Angeles Organizer, Jon Setzen. We sat down with Jon in his studio, which he shares with his wife, artist Mindy Markowitz, in Silver Lake. He’s a recent LA transplant who has lived everywhere from San Francisco to London to Vancouver to, most recently, New York City. Our conversation revolves around music, design, and what makes Los Angeles city special to him.
You can read the full story here.