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 Café 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 Café 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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