Olivier Zahm exhibits in Los Angeles
This evening I took a trip out to the West Side of LA for the opening of Olivier Zahm’s new photographic exhibit, “The Secrets of Photographing Women” at Lead Apron. The gallery is a beautiful space with a fantastic bookstore attached. The work was classic Zahm: women, statues, some snippets of his life, all with the flair of someone whose existence hinges on something besides having to work tremendously hard. Visually, the imagery is certainly evocative, and in line with what one expects from the founder and editor of Purple Magazine. Sexy, stark and bold. What the man lacks in technical ability, he makes up for in access and brashness. Overall I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and found Olivier to be a pretty plesant fellow. The event was well attended, and I ran into a few friends, as well as being pleasantly surprised by Jared Leto and his silly Ugg slippers. Haha.
If you get a chance to pop by Lead Apron, it’s worth a look. The prints are reasonably priced at $500 apiece and are of course a limited run.
Special thanks to Natalie Toren for taking the photographs this evening.