He Caan and He Will: Scott Caan Launches Vanity at Martha Otero Gallery

Scott Caan knows what you're thinking: Here we go again. Yet, another actor- slash something- vanity project emerges with the fan fare rooted in celebrity name rather than the content of the work.  Part of this is true. Hence the tongue in cheek title of Scott Caan's photo book Vanity.  Caan states, "To me, Vanity was the perfect title. Photography is the one thing I can do where I don’t have to answer to anybody. ... In a sense, it is my selfish way of saying; 'these are the photographs that I like.'"

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The Race Is On: Instagram Mini Marathon on July 26th

Instagram is a constant for those whose attention is too hyper actively deficient to wait for a light to change or for a friend to arrive at the bar.  While, Facebook, once equally offered a satisfy stroll of finger flicking, it has become ripe with news horrors, followed by baby announcements and nonsensical quizzes (intriguing enough to take but too embarrassing to admit by posting the results.) 

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Nobody Walks In LA : Group Exhibition, Driving LA Opens at Craig Krull Gallery

Saturday Night Live's skit "The Californians" is a hilarious parody of the one topic that consumes Angelenos: Driving.  While SNL focuses on the humor of the how, the exhibition Driving L.A. at Craig Krull Gallery focuses on the relationship to the what, the where and the why.

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The Place Beyond the Pines: Tom Bianchi Opens at Fahey / Klein

Photography happened upon Tom Bianchi in a kismet way.  In 70s, as a lawyer for Columbia Pictures, he was gifted the Polaroid SX-70 camera at a conference.  The camera was a big hit at his beach home in Fire Island.  Long before digital cameras and phones, Polaroid monopolized the gratification of instant imagery.  The development process also afforded privacy -  a factor of importance for some of the inhabitants of Fire Island.

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Collette McGruder