Rock On!

Smog is happy to announce the release of Lisa Johnson’s beautiful new rockin’ photography book 108 Rock Star Guitars. 15 years in the making, Lisa documents legendary guitars that have defined the medium. Join Lisa tonight for her West Coast photography exhibit opening and book signing at Mr. Musclehead, 7511 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles [...]

Three Boys From Pasadena

I am happy to announce the opening of my friends Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis photography retrospective at Art Center College of Design on Thursday June 14. Three Boys From Pasadena is a beautiful exhibit chronicling over 30 years of their individual work and ongoing friendship with Helmut Newton. The show was originally curated [...]

Mellow Gold and Hot Pink

Just got the advances on the Beck book by Autumn de Wilde (available November 9 from Chronicle). It is a thing of beauty – an object to behold, and unfold. The dust jacket opens up to a 2-sided circular poster. That’s Autumn and studio manager Sarah showing you how it’s done! Pretty fancy indeed. Cover [...]

Heading North on Interstate 87 (part 1)

Friday July 8, 2011, 8AM Landing at JFK on the AA redeye from L.A., I quickly make my way to the rental car counter and on to one of my favorite places – the Holz Farm in Phoenicia, NY. I’m working with George Holz this weekend on his celebrity portrait book documenting almost 30 years [...]


That’s what the boys in the Siss*Boom*Bang have taken to calling their lead-singer, ms. kathryn dawn lang. As they kick-off their U.S. tour in Rochester, NY tomorrow, I leave you with this undeniable evidence of her bad-assness. k-daddy has allowed me to take her photo many times – and these are 3 of my favorite [...]