2121 San Fernando Road • Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Finger in Fame"
Photographs by Travis Shinn
May 24–June 29, 2008
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 27, 7-11 pm
CONTACT: Lee Joseph Publicity
p 818.848.2698 - f 818.848.2699
Online press release with images:
Travis Shinn has shot covers, editorial and fashion for such magazines as Scratch, Alternative Press, Rides, Blender, Stuff, Guitar World and King. He created the artwork for Tool's Grammy winning album "10,000 DAYS." He has had the pleasure of working with an array of legendary groups and musicians such as Dave Navarro, Tom Morello, Slash, Megadeath, The Misfits, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Ozzy Ozborne, Korn, Zakk Wylde, Snoop Dogg, Nas and 50 Cent just to mention a few.
Born in the brooding Southern California desert, Travis Shinn's photographic career began when he photographed the Grand Canyon with his first camera at the tender age of six. In between stealing his parents' cars and the occasional stint in juvie, where he had his finger in fame by thirteen, Travis learned photography from his stepmother, who was the editor of Photographic Magazine. He studied photography and painting at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. When asked what he likes most about taking photos, he replies, "Meeting new people." Travis's work reflects this honesty and genuine interest in his subject.
drkrm. Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images. Gallery events are free and open to the public.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm
LJP for the Visual Arts
818-848-2698 (p) 818-848-2699 (f)
Black Maria Gallery
La Luz de Jesus
Bigfoot Lodge LA
Saints and Sinners
La Luz De Jesus/Billy Shire Fine Arts Press