Photographer Larry Hirshowitz studied photography in his birthplace of South Africa. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991. He grew up observing the starkly divided culture of South Africa which gave him an eye for the beauty, diversity and tension of urban existence.
With an unclinching photographic style he's chronicled both the comfortable and afflicted for New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald Magazine, L.A. Weekly and many other publications.
For over a decade now Hirshowitz has been responsible for documenting the artists who have passed through the halls of KCRW. Now finally visible to the public, a hidden gem has been uncovered of never-before-seen pieces in his first L.A. show at Duncan Miller Projects Gallery.
Upon exploring the shoe box sized room, poetic images of Joss Stone, Jenny & Johnny, David Byrne, Trent Reznor, and Adele sweep the walls. Mixed in with these artworks are standard studio shots of Randy Newman, Brad Mehldan, and Stephan Malkmus (Pavement) to name a few. It is an interesting mix of artistry and documentarian styled shots. The work is indeed plentiful and timely.
n this day and age of ever changing music evolution, Hirshowitz's work notes how KCRW has been on the cutting edge of the scene for many years. These works are timely and classical all at once, with moments of fresh reality thrown in.
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