I'm the Featured Photographer Today on Flickr!

Today on the Flickr blog have the honor of being the featured photographer where I discuss street art, the Los Angeles mural scene and of course, 360° photography from how I got started to my camera set-up.In my interview with Arnold Chao, the Senior Editor at Flickr, I mentioned that I got hooked on photographing street art in the 80's as I was passing through Checkpoint Charlie on a visit to Berlin
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The American Hotel Street Art Free Wall in 360°

The American Hotel Free Wall - View on Google Maps Back in January I captured this pano of the American Hotel's free wall. It featured a piece by Cali Killa called ”Beware Hipsters” (above). Then last week, I took this pano of the same wall (below) which features among other works, a message from Fearless LA, a church group originally from Modesto that's settled into the Los Angeles scene.In
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A Virtual Tour of Downtown Los Angeles' Historic Indian Alley in 360° Panorama

View on Google Maps Way back in the day and way before the street address 118 Winston Street became the art gallery and a yoga studio it's known for today, it was the meeting place of the secret society known as Catholic Knights of America (St. Joseph Branch # 397) according to Newmans's Directory and Guide of Los Angeles and Vicinity: A Handbook for Strangers and Residents published in 1903.
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New Mural in DTLA by Fin DAC and Angelina Christina entitled "Upon Reflection"

There's a new mural in Los Angeles -- an ab-fab-collab by Fin DAC and Angelina Christina and let me tell you: it's absolutely stunning!  It's entitled "Upon Reflection" and you can see it for yourself near the corner of Winston and Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles.View on Google Maps.Have patience for this one to load -- you're in for a treat as I'm trying something different. Also, be
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360° Panorama of "Touch of Venice" Mural in Venice Beach

Jonas Never's "Touch of Venice" mural on Windward Avenue pays homage to the opening sequence of the 1958 film noir classic "Touch of Evil" directed by Orson Wells.The famous scene was actually shot on location along Windward and Pacific avenues although the scene as it was written is supposed to be a Mexican border town instead of a sunny SoCal beach one. I've shared a YouTube video that you can view
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Free Humanity Takes on Monsanto (Again)

"Winnie The Pooh in GMO Land" - View in Google Maps Last week Free Humanity hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles with his latest guerrilla art piece entitled "Winnie the Pooh in GMO Land" in which the Pooh bear character with eyes as wide as saucers is clutching a honey pot as honey bees die at his feet.You can find the piece near Indian Alley at 104 Winston Steet in DTLA.  [Map it]It
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I've Got a Featured Photo on Flickr!

Repeat that three times fast: "Featured photo on Flickr! Featured photo on Flickr! Featured photo on Flickr!"Woo hoo!OK, sorry about that folks -- thanks for indulging me. Now, enough with alliteration! Here's the scoop:Earlier this evening I was receiving a ton of notifications from Flickr with members of the community "favoriting" and leaving nice comments about the above referenced panorama.(To
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New in NoHo: "Soliloquy" Public Art Mural by Levi Ponce in 360

Artist Levi Ponce Levi Ponce's latest public art's project entitled "Soliloquy" took about a week to complete and was finished over this past President's Day weekend. The subject and title is a rift on Hamlet in which Ophelia contemplates her beloved's skull. This piece is located on the side of Al’s Discount Furniture in the Noho Arts District and measures 100' x 13'. Medium: acrylic. View
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"On the Road" New Graffiti Art by MTO and UTI Crew in 360° Panorama

The latest graffiti art in DTLA is a giant entitled "On the Road" by MTO and UTI Crew (Black Light King, PETAL, FEAR, NUKE, SWAN) that features imagery inspired by Jack Kerouac's 1957 travelogue of the same name.This mural is sponsored by "L.A. loves you", organized and curated by Melissa "Zippy" Downing with the assistance of Roy CHO.Location : Al's Bar yard (backside wall American Hotel), 303 South
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