Sunday, March 11, 2007

Riverside photographer captures faces of Hollywood

I found this article while searching through the net:

Doug McCulloh is an artist who is documenting contemporary life in a massive way.

The Los Angeles Public Library wanted 60 photographs of Hollywood for its L.A. Neighborhoods Project. He shot 60,000.

For an earlier exhibit, "Chance Encounters, The L.A. Project," he spent six years exploring communities and took 24,000 pictures.

"I tend to shoot very high volume," he said with a smile, sitting in his window-lined office in a Victorian-style building in downtown Riverside.

He is also one of six photographers who made the world's largest pin-point camera and photograph in a F-16 hangar at the decommissioned El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

But don't think his work is about breaking records or shooting from the hip. McCulloh, 50, gets to know people he photographs and writes text as compelling as the images.


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