Long Beach photographer Mick Victor likes to piece things together—which explains the artist's largest side project, Art Unexpected. Delving into the alleyways and concrete wind tunnels of Long Beach and Los Angeles, scaling the walls and façades of the all-too-unexplored spaces and crevices of New York and London, Mick searches for what he calls “accidental images.”
When Kim Hirado and her husband, Judson Feder, decided to have children later in life they knew they might run into complications. At 43-years-old Hirado underwent successful in vitro fertilization, which resulted in her becoming pregnant with twins. As is the case with many twins, Hirado and Feder’s babies were born prematurely, at just 25 weeks.
October marks Long Beach Arts Month and the Long Beach Post has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach to celebrate the image makers, the painters, the dancers, the designers, the musicians, and the countless other artists who make our city vibrant and cultured. Our homepage will feature an artist's own unique interpretation of Long Beach daily so make sure to check back every weekday to discover or rediscover a local talent.
I’ve never been on a police ride-along before. In fact, the last time I saw the inside of a police cruiser was when I was a third grader at Fern Elementary School in Torrance. I was really excited that they let me try on the bite sleeve that they train the police K9’s with, but not so stoked when they told me they were going to release the German Shepherd.
In celebration of Long Beach Arts Month, we’re paying special attention to local working artists, whether they’re up-and-coming or well-established. These three local jewelry designers share an aesthetic that represent a generation's hunger for simplicity in a society perpetually inundated with too much information and an overwhelming amount of media persuasion. It's an attempt, whether or not the artists may agree, to ask why we're here, in a world of superfluous design attempts.