David Lynch, Photographer and Eagle Scout
Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome David Lynch into the photography community. David has become the poster child for being open to all things–for the past months, he has been predicting the weather on a local rock station in L.A. There is something comforting about hearing his distinctive voice ruminating over the temperature, tides, and full moons, wishing us a good day. He even produces ring tones and coffee mugs. For his recent project, Master Lynch stepped away from film making to not only produce photographs, but to also try his hand at singing on the new Danger Mouse album, Dark Night of the Soul.
It seems that Danger Mouse had been a long time fan of Mr. Lynch’s work and knowing his busy schedule, approached him about creating photographs rather than a video or film to reflect the songs on his new album. The album itself is a fascinating approach to making music. The songs were written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse (Mark Linkous) and then sent to various singers and musicians to complete with lyrics and additional musical flourishes. Other artists appearing on Dark Night of the Soul include James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils, and well…David Lynch himself! You can hear it for free on NPR. Scott Simon from Weekend Edition interviews Mr. Lynch also on NPR.
Currently on exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, David’s “visual interpretation of songs from the album” will be showcased from May 30- August 15th.
David’s current focus is the Interview Project. David takes a road trip and interviews strangers along the way.
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