NSM Newsletter

I shot this photo on the cover of the Norton Simon Museum's summer 2007 newsletter, as well as an exterior photo on the last page. Not credited because that's how these institutional things go sometimes. Ceramic tiles by Edith Heath/Heath Ceramics. If you want to see how Modern and cool this building looked after it was built and before the Frank Gehry renovation--when it was still the Pasadena Art Museum--do a search for photographer Thom Wayne and take a look at his excellent photos, shot in 1971, I believe.


Critical Mass, LA 1998

I just came across this little clip I wrote--the photo isn't much, but it's mine, too--while on staff at Mounatin Biker magazine. At the time what I believe were L.A.'s first critial mass rides were meeting up at a few different spots and then converging in Westwood. I think there may have been a downtown ride, too, but I'm not sure. The rides I went on met first at West Hollywood Park, and there were maybe 35 riders on the best days, and it was underwhelming, if hopeful. Riders antagonized unfortunate Friday-afternoon commuters, and we didn't really make up much of a mass. We even rode the quiet and ultrawide residential sidestreets of Beverly Hills. I think those early rides, and the bicycle community they helped to form did, however, hasten the beginings of the LA County Bicycle Coalition.