Category Archives: Photography
This past weekend, Echo Park Independent Co-Op presented the opening reception of 133, showcasing the creations of the super-talented Keyla Marquez of Howl, David Cortes, Andrew Cortes, and Todd Razor. Each of the 4 artists specialize in different media, enabling a spectrum that catered to every aesthetic. And we do mean spectrum. The ethereal colors in David Cortes’ glossy prints were simply awe-inspiring.
And this sense of enchantment was continued by the whimsical, shear fabrics and sweeping lengths used in several of Keyla’s creations for Howl.
Be sure to check out their work on display this month at E.P.I.C.(@ 1712 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026)
Our friend and muse Chris O’Hurley in a custom brocade/camo Coven cape. Apparently the person who photographed him works for the archives of Berlin?? A Google search came up with nothing official, but we’d like to imagine there’s an underground office filled with rows and rows of catalogued film negatives, and that these 2 photos are among them. We’re making history, Mama!
I was introduced to Masaru Emoto’s work a few weeks ago by an amazing German couple in São Paulo. Over the past 20 years he has studied the crystalline structure of frozen water before and after it has received either “positive” or “negative” vibrations in the form of spoken words, meditation, music, images or written words. He might meditate on a drop of water sending it positive energy, or write out a word like “love” or “happiness” and tape it to a bottle of water. He then freezes the water and analyzes its crystalline structure using microscopic photography. Water that has received positive energy generally crystallizes in a geometric or “beautiful” structure, while water that has received negative energy lacks form and is “ugly” (we think the “negative” ones look cooler).
While Emoto’s work does raise some doubts (supposedly he sells his blessed water at $35 for 8oz–good incentive to switch the label from an “I want to kill you” bottle to an “I love you” one if the results don’t match), we still believe that thoughts are extremely powerful.
Last night I was in bed thinking about this work and reminding myself to go on Amazon to buy his book, and this morning when I woke up and checked one of my 3 horoscopes for the day (so I’m an astrology slut–whatever), his name was on the splash page.
Today, Masaru Emoto is calling on the world to send thoughts of love and gratitude to the water being used to cool Fukushima, Japan’s nuclear reactors in the hopes that our collective energy will bring about a positive impact. Take 30 seconds out of your day.
“To the water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you and we love you.” ❤ THE COVEN