Photo Story: Roy’s in Amboy

Photo Story: Roy’s in Amboy

  On a recent shooting trip in California’s Mojave Desert, my colleague and I stopped off at Roy’s in Amboy on our way back from the Kelso Dunes. It was really hot that day and we needed a cold drink for the rest of drive home. I’d been by there a couple times but hadn’t stopped to have a closer look until this particular day.   For many years I’ve been a huge fan of “Googie-ish” 50’s style architecture, and even though Roy’s opened in 1938 and named for its…

A Grand Prix of Apparel Design

A Grand Prix of Apparel Design

With the Long Beach Grand Prix approaching quickly, I hauled it to Downtown LA yesterday to prepare artwork sent over to the Urban Outlaw warehouse from HotWheels. A new series of collector cars between HotWheels and Magnus will be unveiled at the grand prix and I needed to layout the T-shirt that will be given away at the event to promote the new collector cars. In all, a pretty simple layout job. One panel of four cars on the back of the shirt measuring 10.75″ X 13″ and a killer…

Photo Story: Introducing MacArthur Park

Photo Story: Introducing MacArthur Park

   While driving home from a shoot at the Hotel Figueroa in Downtown LA I noticed something unusual. MacArthur Park is not a place that people usually want to hang out at, not in the last few decades anyway. What you would typically expect to find at the park are used needles and dead bodies, not an art installation. Los Angeles can be a surprising city. An organization called Portraits of Hope along with the mayor are using an art installation to bring awareness back to the park and other long forgotten areas…