Homage to Los Angeles
A few words about my latest art film — 1.5 minutes in length. The film is posted below.
Nearly 15 years ago while driving to my Los Feliz apartment, I spied an old lamppost on Hollywood Blvd. with a bunch of plastic bags caught in it, blowing wildly. Back home, I grabbed my video camera and drove back, spending a few hours filming the scene. Later that evening, I returned to film the lamppost for a night perspective.
I found the footage to be oddly compelling and strangely beautiful, but such video can languish – while nagging me to use it in some way. This past month, those shots found a home in a 1.5-minute art film I’ve created: Homage to Los Angeles.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. Daniel Foster is a widely published writer, visual artist, and documentary filmmaker. His work has been featured by PBS, the LA Opera, the Kennedy Center, and Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center. A veteran independent writer for the Los Angeles Times, he has covered art, culture, and architecture. His stories and essays have also appeared in the Tin House, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Esquire, the Advocate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Marketplace, among others.
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