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Monday, September 29, 2014

LOU REED, "ONE YEAR SINCE" OCTOBER 27 @ STUDIO 1444


https://www.facebook.com/events/818015334908261/
STUDIO 1444 IS HOLDING A NIGHT TO
REMEMBER LOU REED IN HOLLYWOOD, CA.

(THE THIRD VELVET UNDERGROUND ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN IT'S ENTIRETY IN OUR BUILDING.)

October 1, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) - Are you one of the many who felt a deep loss when Lou Reed died last October? If yes, and you would like to share your feelings, please join us at Studio 1444 (Sunset & Highland) on October 27th from 6-10pm as we remember him "One Year Since". This will be a simple night where all can pay tribute to the man and the legacy he left behind. This is a private event, but all are welcome with *RSVP, it will also be family friendly. (Please scroll down to see photos of the interior of our studio.)

If you don't know, Lou Reed was one of the original founding members of The Velvet Underground, who recorded in our building when it was home to TTG Studios. Songs on their first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1966), recorded at TTG were: "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Venus in Furs" and "Heroin"; followed by the third album The Velvet Underground (1968) which was recorded in it's entirety at TTG Studios.

We are calling out to all artists, poets, writers, musicians, and those who practice Tai Chi to be a part of this remembrance. We are dedicating 2 hours as an open mic/performance time; please come and share your thoughts, personal stories, music, poems, or express through Tai Chi. 1-5 minutes for each person, or group, by reservation only, first come first serve. Acoustic only. The studio will provide the stage, an amp, lighting and a bar stool. Depending on the response, we can extend the time frame.

There will also be one wall dedicated to art (limited space available, first come first serve). All works must be ready to hang with a wire backing only. More information available by request only. Deadline is Thursday, October 23.

To reserve a spot for the open mic, or as an artist, please email: UrbanArtPR@gmail.com.

To RSVP, please click "attending" on our facebook link: Facebook.com/studio1444 .*RSVP is mandatory*, no exceptions (We have great respect for privacy, and names and list will not be shared publicly.) More details will become available soon. We hope you will join us in remembering this remarkable, brutally honest man who changed so many lives throughout his.

AT-A-GLANCE
LOU REED: "One Year Since"
Monday, October 27th, 2014
6:00-10:00pm
Studio 1444 (www.studio1444.com) **OUR WEBSITE IS DOWN FOR SOME REASON, PLEASE EMAIL RYAN, MANAGER/DIRECTOR AT: RYAN@STUDIO1444.COM
1444 N. Highland Ave.
(Studio entrance is off of McCadden between Sunset and DeLongpre) street and metered parking is available on surrounding streets and on Highland Ave. after 7pm.
Open mic: 7:00-9:00pm
RSVP: Facebook.com/studio1444

ARTISTS/OPEN MIC: UrbanArtPR@gmail.com
List closes Oct. 26th.
Donations accepted, 100% collected the night of
will be given to a non-profit to be announced.
Contact: Shawni Groves (213) 255-0059
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Monday, September 22, 2014

HUFFINGTON POST INTERVIEW "Turning the Lens on Langdon" By Billi Gordon



All photos by Harry Langdon
George Clooney (upper left); Shemar Moore (upper right);
Sophia Loren (lower left); Raquel Welch (lower right).

HUFFINGTON POST INTERVIEW WITH HARRY LANGDON, BY BILLI GORDON
Excerpt from the original interview. To read it in it's entirety, please click here.

"Photographing a person is a very intimate experience," said Langdon, who, despite being 79 years old and white, is sought out by rappers like Sean Puffy Combs and bad girls Missy Elliot and Eve. "I believe that there is an energy in a photo session, and if it's a positive energy, amazing things can happen. If you can look at a person lovingly and honestly and gain their trust, the circumstances are irrelevant. The best picture for me is one in which the person lets you see a bit of his or her spirit. It gives the picture a different edge."-- Harry Langdon

To learn more about Harry Langdon, to schedule a session, or, to see additional iconic photographs taken by him throughout his career, please visit: www.HarryLangdon.com


Saturday, September 6, 2014

HARRY LANGDON ON PHOTOGRAPHING JOAN RIVERS




 Joan Rivers, 1985
 Photographed by
Harry Langdon
Beverly Hills, CA


"The photo sessions with Joan were Choreographed to a high degree of precision.  From the moment Joan would walk in the door,  every moment had to be utilized to ensure the least amount of time would be spent doing the photos.  Perhaps 5 – 8 minutes were used per wardrobe change.   At least 6 changes.----- Like all genius performers,  she had the ‘performance'  planned in her mind,  I was there to carry out what she had imagined. -  A certain amount of time we had to expect her to entertain us all with some of her hilarious recent material."  
-- Harry Langdon