Kim Gottlieb-Walker is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 50 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the '60s and '70s. A graduate of UCLA with honors in Motion Picture Production, Kim worked as a photographer in the LA underground scene of the early '70s, accompanying journalists on assignments. She also worked at Paramount as unit photographer for Cheers for nine years and Family Ties for five. In 1980, Kim was one of the first women admitted to the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600 and served as an elected representative for still photographers on their National Executive Board for nearly three decades. Kim Gottlieb Walker's work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Jamaican Consulate in New York, Proud Gallery in Camden, London, Sugarmynt Gallery in S. Pasadena and KM Fine Arts in West Hollywood. She has been published in MOJO, Rolling Stone, Time, People, The Free Press, and LA Weekly.
Herb Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone, Ritts also created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Valentino just to name a few. His work often challenged conventional notions of gender or race and captured social history and fantasy within noted individuals in film, fashion, music, politics, and society Herb Ritts passed away on December 26th 2002.
Michael Grecco is an award-winning internationally renowned director and photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art. One of the most respected visual storytellers in the world, his conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create distinctive images that are evocative,sophisticated and comedic. His provocative documentary movie and accompanying book Naked Ambition has earned critical acclaim. His award winning still images are published the world over in magazines such as Esquire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Time. His lectures on photography are popular and he has been profiled extensively in key photographic trade journals.
Known for his stark, honest portraits of the most famous and infamous faces from the worlds of entertainment, art, sport and music, Greg Gorman’s images have intrigued the viewer from the onset of his career. Over the years Greg has been acknowledged for his contribution to the world of photography, most recently being recognized by The Professional Photographers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award in Portraiture) and The Lucie Awards as well as his charitable works by such organizations as The Elton John Aids Foundation, The Oscar de La Hoya Foundation and Paws LA to name but a few.
Lloyd Ziff’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Palm Springs Art Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, and The International Center of Photography, New York. His books include Lloyd Ziff-New York/Los Angeles: Photographs 1967-2014, and Near North-Photographs of Alaska and The Yukon, and his photographs are included in Patti Smith’s autobiography Just Kids. He has had one-man shows in New York City at Danziger Gallery and Robin Rice Gallery, and Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles. Previous to his photography career, he was an award-winning art director/design director of Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, and Rolling Stone.
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Kourosh Khajavi considers himself a Global Citizen with a great love and respect for the world and humanity - regardless of gender, religion or race. He has lived most of his adult life in Los Angeles. Being part of the Leica community has inspired him to become a passionate photographer. Kourosh lives in gratitude for being a part of the amazing “Love Button Global Movement” that has created a space for him to meet and capture the lights of some amazing human beings such as Dr. Habib Sadeghi, Mr. Chris Martin, Javier Bardem, and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. He loves capturing the essence of his daily life as a collection of photographs and documenting his life story for the generations to come in this way. Kourosh always carries at least one Leica camera with him, loves black and white photography, and his favorite lens is the Leica 50mm Noctilux.
In 1999 I photographed the pillars in a monastery that had been converted into a college in the Italian baroque city of Lecce. I loved the idea of information, either religious or academic, being learned in the shadows of these pillars.
On the day in 1999 that I photographed the pillars, I was at a large lunch party celebrating my show of architectural photographs at the Accademia in Lecce. When the party was in full swing, I excused myself and exited through the kitchen. When I finished photographing the city, I returned through the kitchen, and, in true Italian style, no one noticed I had been missing.
Jenny Okun has had a studio in L.A. for 28 years and her artworks are represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station. Jenny’s artworks have been shown in more than sixty plus international exhibitions and are in numerous private and public collections. Commissions have included the J Paul Getty Center, the Tate Modern, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is now working on images for projections on the main Dorothy Chandler stage for the LA Opera with Placido Domingo.
Ruven Afanador is an internationally renowned photographer of limitless imagination, powerful vision and profound sense of self. His work is distinguished by an opulent classicism nuanced by an irreverent point of view. His idiosyncratic visual language is informed by the fierce emotion and lavish style of his Latin American heritage, filtered by an exquisitely mannered elegance saturated with singular erotic charge.