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Chris Rutterford’s Amazing Mural is Complete!

Following up on our post of last monthTEDxUCLA speaker and artist Chris Rutterford recently completed his live mural at the Tron Kirk, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He sat in scaffolding for fifteen hours a day FOR A WHOLE MONTH to create the 520-foot work. The results are pretty amazing!

The whole project would be exceptional in and of itself, but Chris was also wearing a top hat the whole time, which takes it to another level.

Check out the time-lapse video of Chris’ work:

TRON KIRK EDINBURGH FRINGE 2013 – ‘Hogmanay at the Tron’ from Chris Rutterford on Vimeo.

Street Photography

The course is designed for photographers who have a solid foundation in photographic techniques and wish to expand their knowledge of capturing the beauty and complexities of everyday urban life in Los Angeles. The course is structured to enhance student’s creative abilities through classroom discussions, class based critiques and hands on shooting activities in various Los Angeles area neighborhoods.. The overall goal is to achieve quality photographs in a variety of cultural settings that reflect the urban environment in which we live while developing your “decisive moment” skills.. Study masters like Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier Bresson and Vivian Maier while developing your own ability to capture the beauty of everyday life.
Taught by Todd Bigelow, who explained his philosophy on the class this way:

To many, street photography is the truest form of documentation. The art of seeing and capturing the beautiful randomness of time and space is a challenging and, ultimately, richly rewarding experience for photographers. The defining moments in street photography are personal in nature and complex in their compositions and timing. My goal is for the students to come into the class with an open mind about this historical genre and leave with a new found appreciation of the everyday moments in life. The potential for unique street photography images occur everywhere that people congregate, but the moments are fleeting. I teach the students to see the potential prior to the existence and then capture the moment in a brief fraction of a second. 

View the course syllabus below:

Street Photo Class Syllabus Fall 21013

Todd also put together this great video showcasing the work and experience of the students in a recent section of the class.

And here are some beautiful images from former students, taken around Los Angeles.

Taken in Beverly Hills by Ted Covey.

Taken in Beverly Hills by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Huseyin Erturk.

Taken in Downtown LA by Huseyin Erturk.

Taken in Hollywood by instructor Todd Bigelow.

Taken in Hollywood by instructor Todd Bigelow.

Photographic Composition with Douglas Hill

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This fall we’re pleased to have Douglas Hill teaching an online section of the course Photographic Composition. Douglas is a celebrated photographer of architecture and interior design, as well as the author of several series that capture the character and feel of our great city. His class is great for anyone who would like to strengthen their skills in composition, an element of your photography practice that is vital but sometimes overlooked in favor of more technical considerations. Certificate students can use it as an elective toward their progress as well.

Douglas was kind enough to share his syllabus for the class, so check it out to get a sense of the projects and what you’ll accomplish. Assignment 1, called “Be an Urban Explorer” should get you excited to start!

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Have a look at some of Douglas’ photography below, and view more on his website: douglashillphotography.com.

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All Together Now

All Together Now - Invite WEBAll Together Now is a group show comprised of seven gridbased alphabets by seven different graphic designers. If type design is equal parts practical (formal structure) and poetic (autobiographical concern), then typography is the best sort of catalyst for meaningful dialogue with each other.

Organized by Harsh Patel.

September 5 – 20, 2013. Opening Reception Sept 5, 9PM.

1010 Westwood Blvd, Floor 4 Los Angeles

Chris Rutterford Muralizes the Edinburgh Fringe

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You may remember Chris Rutterford’s lively TEDxUCLA talk (if not, watch it here), and he’s at it again, this time capturing the mood and excitement of the Edinburg Fringe Festival. Chris created a giant mural over 14 hours at the festival. Anyone who donated to the project could have their picture taken and be added in!

The live element of his work brings a lot of fun and energy into all his projects. Check out the whole article here, as well as a video of Chris working on the mural!

Photo Shoot at Morphosis Architecture

Last Saturday, instructor Michael Powers brought his Photographic Portraiture students to the Morphosis Architects firm. Their beautiful design studio served as a perfect backdrop to the shoot. Student Kamil Mrouah was kind enough to share a few of his images from the day, so here they are!

Thanks for Morphosis for the generous use of their space, and congrats to Michael and his students on the beautiful work!

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