When I moved to LA one of the first things that I noticed was the special quality of light. I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that the film industry is here–there is such a wide sky–like 180 degrees, and an vast openness that, even after having visited many pockets of the world, I feel is unique to Southern California. I snapped these photos of Jason over the weekend–they do remind me of Hockney’s work–and it made me think about how much where I live affects my art and my sense of space and color. Have you noticed this as well? Like Georgia O’Keeffe is so New Mexico, Basquiat is so NYC and Hockney is SO L.A. It’s interesting to look back on my own body work and think about how it has changed, not just as I grow and mature–but also as my geographic locations change. Do you think your geographic surroundings affect your art? How?
Photos by Justina Blakeney, taken on my iphone processed with VSCO