rafael cárdenas photography
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
"Grand Central Market"
a band called "The New Room" playing at the now defunct night club, Lava Lounge, February 16, 2007.
"Royal Palaces"....At the bargain books section of a bookstore once called "Borders", 2004. The chain bookstore, Borders, shut down in 2011.
"Brown Derby Burlesque dancers" waiting to perform at The Brown Derby...The Brown Derby building was sold in 2012....
Saturday, August 27, 2016
"Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider's journey" by L.A. photographer Todd Gray.
There are a series of photographic portraits at L.A.'s Union Station which feature the artists who have done work for Metro in the past couple of decades. Here are some pics of the subway corridor, the project description and the pic of me
Here's a link to an earlier post from this year (May 2016) when the Expo Line finally reached Santa Monica. There are more pics of the artwork that I created for the Western/Expo line back in 2009. link to the drawing pad May 2016 post
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
About 10 years ago, a friend of mine invited me to go see her perform her burlesque act at The Brown Derby in Hollywood. I was immediately hooked. Watching the performers do their acts whether, edgy, sexy, funny, sassy or what else have you, was inspiring to me.
Around 2007, a dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School event starting occurring in Hollywood at the M Bar off of Vine. It was a twice a month event and my love of burlesque dancers was met with the chances of drawing them from life, as opposed to blurry photographs. Here are some of the drawings I did at the Dr. Sketchy's events back in 2007-2008: (note: those are all pasties on their nipples.)