One of our favorite blogs to read for inspiration here at Gazette HQ is Shannon Leith's "Art in Everyday Life". She posts daily and the abundant quantity of posts is only rivaled by the quality of what's posted. Did that make any sense? What I'm trying to say is her blog is awesome. She is one of the most amazing photographers I know and we have often used her to shoot our magazine covers. [note: This upcoming month's cover will feature her photography!] You know those girls that you want to hate because they're beautiful and nice and smart and funny, but you just can't because they really are as great as they seem? She's like that when it comes to art. Not only is she an amazing photographer she also does Doodles, Graphic Design, Crafty things, and one of our favorite artforms: the polaroid. Tonight you can catch some of her polaroid photography over at local OC gallery Hibbleton, as a part of the show "Instant Gratification: a Polaroid Party". The show starts at 7:00 and it will be going on weekly on Thursday-Sunday throughout the month of August. It is a mourning of the extinction of the Polaroid 600 Series camera in this digital age. A vigil to commemorate the late great artform of polaroid pictures. Several Polaroid 600 Series Cameras will be available, fully loaded, for guests to chronicle the party through their eyes. Wear your best shirt, bring a comb, check your teeth and say cheese to celebrate the end of a golden and vignetted era.
www.ismcommunity.org for more info.
On my iPod: The Beatles' You've Got To Hide Your Love Away