Friday, March 18, 2005


The exterior of the downtown Los Angeles Central Library can, at times, resemble a human still life, or tableau.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


This beautiful face belongs to 72 year old Patsy Johnson, former fashion model and the proprietor of P.J. Choir Robes, Inc. in Los Angeles, California.

She is the proud grandmother of Jenelle, Walter Marcus Jr. and little grandbaby Symphony Elizabeth!

The stylish Patsy is a strong and positive force in the Leimert Park community of Los Angeles, with the management of her popular choir robe business and her activities in the Church.

I really wanted to share her lovely smile with you because Ms.Johnson is a wonderful person with a pure heart and I loved photographing her. She's also a Photo Friday candidate too, under my name SweetKali.

Sunday, March 13, 2005


Originally uploaded by Sweetkali. a Hollywood, California thrift shop. A beautiful example of the Asian design theory of "wabi-sabi".

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


A local architecture school in downtown Los Angeles exhibited pink clothing in its windows one summer. Why? Who may have been done in the name of art, fashion or even architecture!

Perhaps the exhibit was entitled 'The Architecture of Clothing.' It certainly would have been appropriate.

I should have entered the school to actually visit the exhibit, but I found the exterior view much more interesting; it included clear light and limpid reflections which served to enhance the experience for me.

Peering in from the outside gave me a feeling of elation and being rather undercover;similar to having a 'private' viewing of a special invitation-only exhibit in a posh gallery.

Yep, I felt a bit special, peering at the clothing through the window; thereby allowing me to bring my own personal viewpoint and consciousness towards what the exhibit was imparting to its viewers and why it was conceived.

And, what did I discover? Well, the architectually significant buildings usually possess good bones, and I've realized that even clothing can also have the same strong sightlines as well...the simpler the fabric and style, the better.

There's a purity and beauty with simply hanging a classic piece of clothing on a wall and...just...looking.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


A mysterious woman sits quietly in a downtown Seattle coffeehouse and enjoys a peaceful moment filled with light, color and steaming hot brew.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


This beautiful soul was walking up Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, and I had the temerity to asking him to pose for a portrait. I was drawn by his colorful sense of style and personal dignity. This was a person who had lived and was a proud man; comfortable in his own skin.

At first, he was wary, and then agreed, but warned me not "to use my photo for porno!". I assured him that I certainly wouldn't. He backed up against a nearby building, folded his arms and posed; with and without his glasses.

I wish I knew his name; he has such wisdom in his eyes and demeanor.

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