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ART TODAY 08.08.17: Rocking it with Mike from the UK band, Tokyo Taboo by Richard Dewhirst

Mike from the UK band Tokyo Taboo jamming away at Vasquez Rocks, which is about 30 minutes north of L.A. by car. It’s an edgy band with a unique aesthetic. You can read more about them here… http://www.tokyotabooband.com/about. I shoot music videos and promo pics for them each time they visit L.A., which is a city they’re in love with. (Rich)

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.3

Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?

My demeanor is positive. In fact, I’m streaming a web radio station called Positively Happy as I type this! I should point out that I’m not blindly optimistic and I’m human so things will get me down, but I tend to look at life through a positive lens. There’s a quote along the lines of ‘Being positive won’t guarantee you’ll succeed but being negative will guarantee you wont’ and that sentiment works for me.

Room: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most compelled to create?

My favorite type of shoot is outdoors on location but they’re usually the most demanding. You learn to think on your feet and improvise with whatever is available, whether it’s the natural light, backdrops, people etc. There are so many variables that it’s inevitable you will come away with something creative and unique. LA has so much to offer photographers that I’ll never get bored with it and its proximity to breathtaking natural beauty like the deserts or along the PCH is a huge bonus. The sheer variety of available options is hard to beat. However, this time of year can be challenging due to the harsh murky light so I try to start shoots just after sunrise.

Check out day 1 and 2 of Rich’s amazing photos at these links:

REVIEW of Downtown-LA, the early years: This week, we introduce jet-setter, fine art photographer Richard Dewhirst as Artist of the Week

ART TODAY 08.07.17: From LA Nights to London Knights and the Largest dept. store in Europe by Richard Dewhirst


Richard Dewhirst, chief creative photographer of Radical Snaps represents the convergence of a deep-rooted passion for photography and a commitment to unique, memorable, high quality imagery.

For more of Rich Dewhirst, visit his website and instagram: www.radicalsnaps.com, or Instagram @radical_snaps

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