Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Straight Razor

The first time I got a straight razor shave was in Cuba. I was staying in an apartment in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana for a month with some friends. We went to the neighborhood barber (pics above)...and he suggested the straight razor. Closest smoothest shave of all time. My barber in LA is Ian. "Ian the Barber".

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Local Shops

Busy day making the rounds...
... Heavyweight gallery. Eric Coleman happened to be there. Nice to catch up and exchange stories with fellow photographer.
Endovanera studio in Echo Park...
Evil Monito studio. Ricky climbed up into the upper rafters of the studio and grabbed me a new Evil Monito x Kangol Cabby hat...and a nice jacket from 3sixteen...thanks Ricky!
Ricky and I headed downtown to say what's up to Jae at the Cassette studio.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The King of Vodka

Another interesting departure from my usual subject portrait of Linda Himelstein for her book The King of Vodka, published by HarperCollins.

In this sweeping history of vodka scion Pyotr Smirnov and his family, distinguished journalist Linda Himelstein plumbs a great riddle of Russian history through the story of a humble serf who rose to create one of the most celebrated business empires the world has ever known. At the center of this vivid narrative, Pyotr Smirnov comes to life as a...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


A couple weeks ago the Vimby crew was in the neighborhood shooting a piece on my friend Natalie and her bikini line's the final video.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Zion I Video

My friends Zion I have a new video...and it found it's way to Kanye's blog! Crazy how that's a big deal now. It's cool that he's using his blog to help lesser known artists get exposure...and recognizing hot shit for what it is...along with explaining how he's evolving as a less ego driven gay fish. haha
Little Bit

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Band

Farm Security Administration photos

From PDN:
Even today, many documentary photographers will tell you they are influenced by the works of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and 40s. Under the direction of Roy Emerson Stryker, the FSA sent photographers to document the plight of the rural farmer during the Great Depression and the progress of New Deal programs. When the U.S. entered World War II, the photography program continued under the Office of War Information (OWI).

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rumi, Josie and Ali...

©Peter Graham

Stars and Stripes project... good friend Adrien just put this out...

more praise for Avedon's "The Family"...

A Photo Editor is smart blogging at it's best...but come on ripped off my post! haha...seriously...thanks again for expressing our sentiments:

At some point we will arrive at the place where magazines have something to prove again. Maybe they will be owned again by brash men and women who want to electrify their readers or maybe the owners will need to pad their ego before their pocketbook or maybe they will need to prove the power of type, pictures and design on the printed page.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Raskols

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Plagued by 60 percent unemployment and chronic poverty, crime in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in Oceania is rampant, earning the city a reputation as being one of the most dangerous places in the world. Much of the violent crime – armed robbery, rape, and carjackings – is committed by young gang members known as "Raskols." In 2004, Stephen Dupont infiltrated a Raskol community to document the individuals behind the facelessness of gang warfare. Building trust over several visits Dupont was able to set up a makeshift studio in which to photograph his subjects. The resulting portraits depict the "Kips Kaboni" or "Red Devils," Papua New Guinea's oldest Raskol group.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Zion I

©Peter Graham

I shot the album photos for the new Zion I album. It was great to work with these guys...I have much respect for how they continue to stay true to their vision.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

944 profile

944 magazine asked me for some reflections on working with emerging LA musicians...