This upcoming Sunday, July 7th, from 2-5, at Art of Studio- 1346 Abbot Kinney- Michele Castagnetti will be at hand to sign his latest photographic book Venice Bikes, which essays the abandoned, customized, eccentric and iconic bicycles of Venice. Check out the Argonaut Newspaper article to learn more about Michele’s inspiration for the Venice Bikes series. Pick up a copy at the signing or check it out on Kwakushop. About the Book: Los Angeles, and especially the iconic beach community […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to see #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED, a collaborative installation with fellow artist Glen Wilson and I. The night was a smashing success and a perfect way to ring in the Summer on Abbot Kinney. About the show: “From two distinct neighborhood vantages, artists Glen Wilson and Kwaku Alston have witnessed and documented the dramatic transformation of Venice Beach, where each has called home for 15 years. Their collaborative installation, #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED shares visual fragments of an […]
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Behind the Scenes…. Ready to light! Thanks to Morel Rental House for helping everything run smoothly! Sunset from the plane. My LA Photo crew hustling to get home in the airport. No Mondays are mundane when you’re in the creative industry–and on New York time. On a particularly chilly March morning, Essence magazine’s photo director Rebecca Karamehmedovic called me with an exciting assignment–photographing two media moguls who hold the reins to Hollywood and the entertainment industry: Oprah and Tyler […]
#VENICE(UN)ENTITLED, a collaborative installation with Glen Wilson and myself, opened this past Sunday at the Venice Art Walk along with the debut of Art of Studio at 1346 Kinney. If you missed it, come view the show this week and follow the project on Instagram #Veniceunentitled. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the show, it was fantastic meeting all of you! To contact Glen Wilson, follow him on Instagram @dubarts or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
24 hours before the big day! Enjoying the thrill of procrastinating hanging #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED with our art installer and good jams. Get a ticket to the Venice Art Walk and stop by Sunday May 19th for a unique experience.
Fellow artist and friend Glen Wilson and I in the studio preparing our collaborative art gallery show #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED to debut at the Venice Art Walk this Sunday, May 19th at 1346 Abbot Kinney! Get a sneak peak of the inspiration behind #VENICE(UN)ENTITLED by following @KwakuAlston or searching #veniceunentitled on Instagram. Learn more about the Art Walk and purchase tickets for studio tours here.
Categories: Behind the Scenes • Tags: art of studio, behind the scenes, fellow artist, gallery show, glen wilson, kwaku alston, photography, sneak peak, venice art walk, venice beach, veniceunentitled
Late one Wednesday evening, after presenting work at a MOPLA event, I received an email from Sports Illustrated’s Photography Director, Brad Smith, about a job to be completed the following day–with a top secret subject to be disclosed the day of the shoot. This would be my first Sports Illustrated cover, and one of my most exciting jobs yet–so needless to say, I said yes immediately. Sports Illustrated has always been a staple for great sports imagery, and their veteran […]
Categories: Editorial • Tags: art of studio, behind the scenes, editorial, jason collins, kwaku alston, National Basketball Association, NBA, photography, sports illustrated, Walter Iooss, Washington Wizards
I never thought I would be “going back to Cali” after my extended love affair with NYC, but here I am, and doing what I love most: making photographs. And in a way, LL has been there for me since the beginning of my career. I vividly remember the …
Loving this new app that transform integrating video smoothly into your social networks via mobile devices! Here are some quick behind the scenes clips of projects we are doing in the studio, but follow me on Vine @kwakualstonphotography to see mo…