Been taking a lot more still photos now that I have a Canon 7d. I took these photographs on Saturday, 3/24/12 at the Graff Lab. I have some more photos that I took on Sunday, 3/25/12 but I haven't had a chance to deal with them yet. I got the completed mural and a bunch more shots of some of the big pieces that I hadn't gotten due to cars being parked in front of them. On Saturday there was a British musician there all day shooting his music video. Not sure who it was. Anyone know who the guy is? He's holding a guitar and wearing a blazer in a few of the photos. Also, the Canon 7d came in really handy when I walked a couple blocks down Venice toward the Staples Center and ended up getting free tacos in exchange for taking a couple pictures. The tacos were the bomb; thank you, Mystery Taco Lady! http://www.flickr.com//photos/manbitesdog/sets/72157629392848986/show/
"To Live and Paint in LA" aka the Graff Lab documentary is moving into its 2nd year of production. We have been documenting the public art space since July 4th, 2010 and continue to film the changing art and artists of the Graff Lab. Another goal of the film is to reflect the larger socioeconomic changes in the Pico Union district of Los Angeles, particularly with the development of an NFL stadium in downtown, joining forces with Stapes Center, Nokia Center and the Ritz Carlton. Right now my best guess for a release date for the Graff Lab documentary will be sometime in 2013. We have over 4 terabytes of footage so far so the editing process will be grueling. However, the final product will definitely be worth it. We are also planning on releasing a coffee table book of Graff Lab photographs in conjunction with a DVD with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Graff Lab. Be sure to "like" Graff Lab on facebook. Cheers to Suzanne Wu for putting this video interview together on the Graff Lab documentary.