Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

When I first saw these covers (pre-digital, pre-Photoshop) I was gob smacked. I was doing a late night Jazz show at a small university station and these made my day. . night. It’s also a comment on the graphic loss of the real estate afforded to photographers and designers with the exit of record covers. Creed Taylor, the producer really kicked off this level of design expertise when he started at Impulse, and then carried it to his work on CTI. It really took off there. For more check out The House That Trane Built. A phenomenal book on a phenomenal label.

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An Inside Look at the Lowrider Culture of East L.A. – Los Angeles Magazine

Master car builder and prolific tattoo artist Mister Cartoon, who is an executive producer on the film Lowriders, takes us behind the scenes of a lifestyle born in Los Angeles

Source: An Inside Look at the Lowrider Culture of East L.A. – Los Angeles Magazine

There quite a scene in San Francisco too. . It was total performance art and eye candy in the best sense.

Developers Have Uncovered a Brilliant Use for LA’s Old Gas Stations – Los Angeles Magazine

Instead of knocking them all down, they’re repurposing the ones that have character

Source: Developers Have Uncovered a Brilliant Use for LA’s Old Gas Stations – Los Angeles Magazine

This is heartwarming. . .