Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Estevan Oriol exhibition @ Mid-City Arts

Tomorrow, photographer Estevan Oriol is at Mid-City Arts from (7:30pm-10pm) launching and signing his book entitled, "L.A. Woman."

If you're there in time, there's a free (signed and numbered) limited edition print IF you buy the book too. Of course ;)

I knew a bit about Oriol, but this bio says it all! And check out Snoop Dogg's version of the Oprah book club..."Go git it man...I'm pushing and promoting this 'hood book right here..."

  "In 1992 Estevan Oriol, the bouncer at one of Los Angeles' most notorious night clubs, became the manager of the rap group 'House of Pain'. Thanks to the old camera given to him by his father, Estevan began to document life on the road and he discovered a new passion for photography. From this he was to become the most highly requested photographer in the Urban community. 
This is the first book of Estevan Oriol, the most important photographer of Latino culture and hip hop. 'LA Woman' is a book dedicated to cutting edge women of Los Angeles - silent ambassador of a new style that is not at all centred on WASP culture. Los Angeles based photographer, Oriol’s career has covered shooting photographs of his neighborhood homies, Hollywood celebrities, hip hop stars, and artists. His raw style has led him to photograph everyone from Forest Whittaker and Dennis Hopper to Eminem, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Mena Suvari. His vision has been throughout the nineties and still is today, the official eye through which the world will see the Streets of Los Angeles."
Mid-City Arts, 5111 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90019


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