Music Spotlight: Mother Mother

Alt-rock band Mother Mother shares their first live EP + guitarist and vocalist Ryan Guldemond discusses their sound and inspiration.

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Body Language

Photographer Mallory Morrison shares her series of dreamy underwater captures, depicting stories through body language.

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Covered and Uncovered

Abstract artist Kayla Cloonan uses layering techniques to create patterns and surfaces depicting the balance of chaos and harmony.

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Big Bang

Photographer and mixed media artist Ross Sonnenberg shares a collection of mesmerizing photograms made using fireworks and sand.

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Wax Figures

Painter and candle wax artist Kendall Devine depicts human energies in her series of abstract portraits and figures.

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Preservation

Painter Anita Wong preserves nature and captures concepts of movement and time through her rice paper and 3D paintings.

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Instant LA

Fine art photographer Kevin Klipfel captures a different side of LA through signage and storefronts in his collection of Polaroids.

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Karing Vibes

Illustrator and painter Kari van den Eikhof shares a selection of prints from her shop Karing Vibes + the inspiration behind her series.

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Music Spotlight:
Wake The Wild

Electro-pop band Wake The Wild share their latest track Numb + the influences behind their sound & positive vibes.

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Design Series No. 6:
Wolf & Man

We caught up with Brian Chan, the mastermind
behind the contemporary menswear line Wolf & Man.

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Music Spotlight:
SAKIMA

Singer, songwriter and producer Sakima talks breaking social norms in music + shares his latest track What I Know Now.

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Design Series No. 3:
MNKR

Matt Fellows, the illustrator and designer behind the apparel brand MNKRshares designs + the story behind the shop.

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Compendium of Knowledge

Assemblage & installation artist David Lovejoy shares pieces constructed of materials from around the city + a look at his public art.

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Music Spotlight:
FYOHNA

Electronic duo Katarina Gleicher & Elliot Glassershare their latest track + the inspiration behind their sound.

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Design Series No. 5:
Tuesday Bassen

We caught up with Tuesday Bassen, the illustrator and designer behind her self-titled collection of pins, patches and apparel.

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Design Series No. 2:
Yeah Right Press

We caught up with Erin Berkowitz, founder and designer of Yeah Right Press, a badass women-owned line of pins, patches and accessories.

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Gradual Oppression

Contemporary artist Eric Michael combines geometric and abstract elements in his seven panel painting + talks inspirations and themes behind his work.

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Eyes in the Sky

Photographer Scott McFarlane captures the coast from above in his aerial series + shares the challenges of working with drones.

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Design Series No. 4: Valley Cruise Press

Kelley Feighan, one half of the husband and wife team behind Valley Cruise Press, shares the story behind their brand and artist collabs.

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Design Series No. 1: Samantha Santana

Designer Samantha Santana shares her whimsical wallpaper and print designs, inspiration + advice to aspiring designers.

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Music Spotlight: Smoke Season

Electro-soul duo Smoke Season share their inspiration, latest EP and a look at their narrative music video series.

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Land of Dreams

Abstract artist Haleh Davoudi combines bold colors and organic shapes in her collection of playful paintings.

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A Dreamlike State

Photographer Mandy Rosen shares a collection of whimsical, surreal self-portraits.

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Sky Series

Painter Angie Lister captures the colors, forms and movement of sunrises and sunsets in her mesmerizing series.

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Purposely Random

Photographer and designer Jason Travis pushes the boundaries with his mix of portraits, drone shots and experimental work.

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Academia

Animator Mia Hernandez discusses her recent experimental short film, which explores mental health and academic success in teens.

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Flying Blynd

Video artist Greg Reitman combines music, color and video clips to create mesmerizing visual productions.

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Color Expressionism

Abstract artist Tony Devoney reminds us to find the beauty in dark times and shares his plans to brighten the streets of LA.

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Music Spotlight: Trebles and Blues

Music producer Lawrence Yeo aka Trebles and Blues shares the story behind his unique sound and overcoming his challenges with creativity.

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Surf LA

Photographer Cory Patterson shares another surf series capturing his travels through Southern California.

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LA Musings

Photographer Yvette Lodge captures details around the city through the eyes of a painter in her collection of abstract photos.

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Modern Folklore

Artist Yi Gao shares a selection of paintings of characters and landscapes, combining Chinese folklore and her inspiration from LA.

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Photo by Nick Walker

Photo by Nick Walker

Music Spotlight: Dark Waves

We spoke with singer-songwriter Nick Long aka Dark Waves about his sound, current work and inspirations. Plus, listen to his recent tracks.

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Bari Ziperstein x Ten Over Six

Artist Bari Ziperstein shares an exclusive ceramic collection in collaboration with retail mecca Ten Over Six available now in their LA boutiques.

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Aesthetic Arrest

Artist Mario Muller shares a series of black & white ink paintings depicting the blackness of shadows and silhouettes around the city.

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The Future's So Bright

Artist Annie Terrazzo shares her modern take on portraiture and pop culture through newspaper and magazine collages.

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Colorfully Chaotic

Graphic designer Tyler Spangler shares a selection of his digital collages inspired by the city's colors, energy and chaos.

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Music Spotlight: Emo Night LA

The founders of Emo Night LA discuss the idea behind the event, where it's going and who they want to take the stage next.

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A hard little painting

We captured cement painter Sophia Green's process on her latest work, a mural in Echo Park, in an exclusive video.

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Visual Inquiries

Printmaker and graphic artist Harry Diaz shares a series in multiple mediums, including his favorite woodcut technique.

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Created Environments

Photographer Rick Bhatia shares a different side of his artistry and discusses how it represents the inner workings of his mind.

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Scowl

Writer Chris Tarello shares a poem inspired by Ginsberg and discusses his inspiration and writing process.

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Music Spotlight: GeoTrip

Indie rock band GeoTrip shares their current projects, inspirations, experiments with their sound, and more.

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Music Spotlight: Lostboycrow

Singer-songwriter Lostboycrow shares his debut EP, his inspiration, and how LA has influenced his work.

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Ode to Los Angeles

Artist Brooke Nasser pairs her photographs with prose vignettes to encourage a new portrait of Los Angeles.

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Visual Minimalism

Photographer Rick Bhatia expresses his minimal style through California-inspired portraits and landscapes.

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Photo by Steven Watson-Derque

Photo by Steven Watson-Derque

The Game

Writer Teresa Chacon shares a Los Angeles-inspired short story about staying connected, redefining a troubled relationship, and moving forward.

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Rapid Cycling

Poet Raul Alvarez shares a piece from his latest book, There was so Much Beautiful Left and his inspiration from Southern California.

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Blazing Ocean Sunset

Traveling artist Jenny Handel shares her love for nature and her unique process in an exclusive Southern California-inspired painting.

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RW Surf Shop

Photographer Cory Patterson captures the swell and surf of Southern California in his action-packed series on the Pacific.

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Local

Photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin captures the ever-changing city and the beauty in the desolation that is left behind.

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Lost Angels

Painter Aja Terwilliger uses skateboard decks as her canvas and combines gold and grit in her Asymmetric exclusive painting.

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Los Angeles, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Photographer and designer Rodney Bowes captures unique details that make up the city in his street photography series.

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Music Spotlight:
Cal Zafiro

Singer-songwriter Cal Zafiro talks about his electro-pop sound, his inspiration, and his latest track.

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Artitecture

Photographer Mathilda Tennysdotter combines her shots of LA architecture with vibrant color palettes to create unique compositions of the the city's buildings.

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True Romance

Artist Sophia Green uses cement as paint in her series that plays with the contrast of unnatural, urban concrete and natural beauty.

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A collection of traditional & digital

Mixed media artist Nick Arciero combines his traditional and digital art styles in a series that
explores theoretical concepts.

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Simple Chaos

Photographer Michael Zikry captures everyday LA staples from a new perspective.

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Bathtub Blues

Actress and model Caitlin O'Connor teams up with boyfriend and photographer George Ballenger to create a sultry and somber portrait series and share their experience collaborating.

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The Girl and the Sea

Fashion photographer Sean Armenta captures beauty shots with the ocean, his main source of inspiration.

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Viva Baja

John McCauley ( 1/2 of the screen printing and photography duo Orange & Park along with David Klinker) reflects on a surf trip to Baja California with one of their designs and a photo series to tell the story behind it.

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California Dreaming

Body painter and photographer Paul Roustan expresses his passion for surfing in his latest work with model Kyara Tyler.

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A touch of light

Photographer Emilie Nyström combines motion and emotion in her series featuring dancing and the Pacific.

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At the skate park

Photographer Kieran Byrne reflects on his passion for skateboarding by capturing images of LA's skate culture in Venice.

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A series of illustrated album covers

Illustrator Dave Van Patten shares a collection of whimsical album art created for various LA-based musicians.

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Hair

Painter Mieko Anekawa shares her early work building up to her current series, "Botanical hair," which is heavily inspired by Southern California's flora and her move to the west coast. Her pieces transform nature into beautiful human hairstyles. 

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The 5

Photographer Curtis Stage searched for beauty along The 5 and created a striking photo series of the unique landscapes and architecture he found. 

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An interview with filmmaker Shan Shaikh

The mastermind behind Balloon Girl shares an exclusive look at the making of the film.

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Someday you will find me

Multimedia artist Karlo Francisco shares his LA story through a carefully constructed interactive photo book.

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LA Buddha

Artist Donald Gialanella shares a series of found-object assemblage sculptures representing the spiritual wabi-sabi of a materialistic lifestyle and exploring reincarnation through recycling. Plus an Asymmetric exclusive look behind each piece.

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Pour one out for humanity

Writer Chris Tarello shares a poem expressing his take on the current state of feminism in our culture.

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When you take a model to a skate park...

Photographer Samantha Rebuyaco combines two major cultures in LA: skate and fashion in a unique photo series.

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