Shoshana Bean at The Federal Bar

She’s back! ¬†This past week, recording artist Shoshana Bean returned to the Los Angeles music scene with two electrifying shows: one at Hollywood’s The Hotel Caf√© and another at North Hollywood’s The Federal Bar & Grill. ¬†Bean has used her time off to write new music, and the new tunes don’t disappoint. ¬†In my opinion (slightly biased), they are some of her best material.

Check out a few of my photos from her gig at The Federal below. ¬†If you’re in the Los Angeles area during April or May, Shoshana has two upcoming residencies: Mondays in April at JJ’s in Los Angeles and Saturdays in May at The Hotel Caf√© in Hollywood. ¬†Check ShoshanaBean.com for more info!

All photos were on the 7D, with Canon EF 85mm ƒ/1.8 USM.

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EXPOSURE Series – Grant Stivers

Here we go.  The first of (hopefully) many instances in which I will be highlighting talented photographers around my age with the goal of showing anyone starting out that you can do it!  If there is enough interest in this project, I will be moving it off of my personal blog and into its own entity.

Grant Stivers

I found Grant’s work while browsing the “Young Photographers Los Angeles” pool on Flickr. ¬†When I looked at the description box, my mouth dropped open; Grant Stivers shoots film with a manual-focus SLR. ¬†The images he creates are beautiful: perfect exposure with a real understanding of composition, and he does it all for fun. ¬†Grant is 24 years old and hails from Peachtree City, Georgia. ¬†He works full-time in Television production and currently resides in Los Angeles. ¬†Read on to hear about Grant’s reasoning behind shooting color film, why he picked up a camera in the first place, and what his favorite gift from his mother was.

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