I could babble for hours of all the blessings and jubilation the year of the Rooster has granted, but I’ll save it and claim this omen to take the cake. The last weekend of May marked the gallery launch of December 9th at Organic Modernism. Molly Waseka (host & curator) transformed the space from a high end furniture store to a charming art gallery, showcasing the expressive imagery of a handful of LA artists.
Reigning as the only photographer, I had the privilege to hang my canvases (as well as sell limited edition square prints) among other artists Jesse Draxler, Black Brain, Antonio Pelayo, Jimmy Warhol, and Brian Ostroff.
(From left to right, top to bottom) Pay Off, Chase More, Bear Frost, Big Basin, Occasion, Fuegz, Expired, Rooster, Half Full, Backcountry.
Artist’s Statement: My introduction to photography was through filmmaking. I was intrigued in recording moments that were still instead of moving. The curiosity in capturing my adventures and advancing in the realm of storytelling grew into a passion & lifestyle. I’m grateful to have experienced all the places photography & filmmaking have taken me, as well as feel the flame of desire to push it further and continue evolving.
With the ten year anniversary of my migration to the Golden State on the horizon, I thought ten selects were appropriate to express my love & appreciation to the territory that’s blessed me with so many triumphant moments. From San Diego to Big Basin Redwood Forest and a few places in-between, California Captures feature some of my favorite stills snapped in the Golden State.
I featured the pictures with the aim of enhancing one’s home or workspace. I hope by seeing these captures, the viewer feels an impulse to detach from their normal routine and enjoy mother nature, maybe even try to give back and be more sustainable. Whether they serve as portals to escape to a daydream, or lead to conversations of philosophy, sustainability or travel, the overall mission is to levitate one’s headspace with encouragement to reverie & reflection.
All images were printed on fine art giclee ink and archival canvases with Moby Arts Studio.
(Adam Stanzak & Molly Waseka)
Thank you to all the supporters and collaborators that have made this journey possible. Special thanks to everyone that came out to support on this magical night. The capsule will remain up through the upcoming months, feel free to check it out! Also check out Dec. 9th’s recap here.
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Below is a video showing the process of fine art giclee canvas printing, framing and wrapping with Moby Arts.