CENTER AWARDS: Editor’s Choice 2nd Place: Michael Butler
CENTER’s second prize Editor’s Choice Award was given by Susan White of Vanity Fair to Los Angeles photographer, Michael Butler, for his project, Rodeo Drive. The project of the Third Place Winner, Richard Tuschman, follows this post.
Michael started working creatively as an actor on Broadway at age 17. He has been studying human behavior ever since. After earning his BFA from New York University, he moved to Los Angeles where he continued acting, writing and directing. He founded the Actors Center, a school for actors in Los Angeles. His goal for photography is to artistically record and chronicle what it’s like to be human in our culture, our society, our time.
We have been given a momentary glimpse into a world we are not supposed to see. We are not neutral observers neither here…nor are we supposed to be.
Here are people of status and importance…contemporary bodies…the artifacts of the culture…the special talismans used to protect the seekers of beauty and eternal youth.
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