They say it’s your birthday….
Well, it’s my birthday too and I am being a complete lazy bones on my birthday…partly because I am flying to NYC today, and partly because my plate has been full of lots of things…so to make it easy on myself, I thought I’d share some of my work over the next couple of days….so, get a cup of coffee…play this wonderful Henry Mancini song, and enjoy my series, Hollywood at Home.
Hollywood at Home: Growing up a stone’s throw from Hollywood and Vine, I have always been intrigued by the real and the manufactured Hollywood. The staged Hollywood at Home photographs from the 40’s and 50’s of celebrities at play or at home with their families are particular favorites of mine.
In a reality-tv society where celebrity and stardom is now possible without talent or reason, the idea that anyone can become a star has indeed, become a reality. My series, Hollywood at Home, looks at the idea of elevating family and friends into a false stardom, through lighting and position, where they, perhaps, are just on the verge of being discovered, happy to participate in the artificial glorification of who they really are.
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