Architecture

King George Hotel (Historic)

King George Hotel (Historic)

Circa 1912

The building that’s now home to the Ocean View Apartments was once among Venice’s luxury hotels. On the beach in North Venice.

5 Rose
Venice, California

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Kinney House (Historic)

Kinney House (Historic)

Circa 1908

This house reportedly stood in the canal district where it was inhabited by the Kinney family from 1908 to 1920. Willed to Irwin Tabor, Kinney’s black driver, upon Kinney’s death, the house was moved to Oakwood because blacks weren’t allowed to live in certain sections of Venice.

Oakwood
Venice, California

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Kites & Feathers

Kites & Feathers

Kites & Feathers is a one-of-a-kind boutique with exclusive clothing creations by designer Carla Manuel and lovely handpicked vintage pieces.

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Krump Moves Fast

Krump Moves Fast

Standing amid a sea of ecstatic juniors as they danced, cartwheeled and cavorted their heads off in the gym of San Diego’s Jackie Robinson YMCA may have been the closest I’ve ever come to heaven…or krump.

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Krumping with Clowns

Krumping with Clowns: Everybody got down

Didrik and I had a blast shooting this feature. Hanging around with Tommy the Clown and his crew of “Hip Hop Clowns” as they delighted kids delighted us. Unfortunately, the hate spew that made up roughly a third of the hundreds of comments this feature elicited — despite being so moronic as to be almost pitiable — was a substantial bummer.

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La Faz

La Faz

Circa 1914

Three-story apartment building La Faz displays a Japanese influence common among California Craftsman style architecture.

209 North Venice Blvd
Venice, California

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Large Dangerous Rocket Ships

Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships! (and other exceptionally named confabs)

Who doesn’t find the idea of an event named Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships (LDRS) intoxicating? The moment I heard it, I was sold. I wouldn’t have cared if the next thing I heard was that LDRS were held on a barren wasteland in the middle of nowhere. Which is a good thing, because that’s the next thing I heard.

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Leiber House

Leiber House

19TK by TK

The story goes that this large craftsman style beach home was crafted in Japan and shipped to the U.S. where it was assembled. Don’t know if that’s true or not. Will find out.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Life On Venice: Art-ifact

Life On Venice: Art-ifact

Spray paint, cinder block, detritus

Digital photograph

July 25, 2008
Pacific Ave
Venice, California

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Life On Venice: Blues, guitar

Life On Venice: Blues, guitar

Troubadour, tat shop, sky

Digital photograph

January 9, 2008
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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