This review is by Kathy M.Y. Pyon of The Los Angeles Times photo blog - Framework.
In “Le Tour,” Brent Humphreys’ first Los Angeles exhibition, the Austin, Texas-based photographer looks at the Tour de France. The collection of 15 fantastical works on display at the Clark | Oshin Gallery at the Icon offers a perspective lacking in regular coverage of the massive event.
From 2004 to 2009, Humphreys captured photographs of this event that go beyond the cycling. The quality of the photography is artistic. The colors pop and are fun. And the compositions are dramatic, as in “Telekom TT,” which marries bright against muted colors in such a fresh way. I found striking his richly aesthetic use of the landscape. It was easy to float into the pieces and get a little lost.
You can see a few additional images onwww.projectlatour.com, but I suggest popping over to the gallery to see the actual prints. The gallery opens early and closes late, so why not head over before or after work and delight yourself?