Category Archives: East Side LA

Repo Man locations 30 years later

One of my all-time favorite movies growing up was the cult classic film Repo Man from director Alex Cox (who also directed another favorite Sid & Nancy) and stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. This movie has Continue reading Repo Man locations 30 years later

Occupy Wall Street LA Photos

Yesterday I headed up to Los Angeles City Hall to take care of some business needs and took the opportunity to photograph the Wall Street Protest. With the Sony NEX in hand I captured some of the passionate demonstrators and signs that filled the city hall grounds. It was an eye-opening experience that I was privileged to witness. I felt as if I was transported back to the 60’s for the hour that I was there, minus the tie dye). I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves….

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Occupy LA 1

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On the Roof

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Milla on set in Downtown Los Angeles

Last week I had the pleasure of working with good friend and makeup artist Kim Bragalone on a new series of images shot in downtown LA at the Dear Raymer House. Our model was West Hollywood resident Milla Vanmor. Milla is fairly new to the scene but I expect great things from her. She was very natural and took direction extremely well. I’m looking forward to working with both of them again in the near future. The above image is a captured moment of Kim giving Milla last touches before the shoot. Check out the finals on the site, www.scottwitter.com.

Street Art in Downtown LA

Anyone tired of the whole street art phenomenon? Well, I’m not. It’s cool to head out for an early morning walk with the dogs and my wife only to see a freshly painted Shepard Fairey on a nearby building. It’s always the same response… “When did he do that? It wasn’t there when we were out last night was it? I swear that’s new.”. Graffiti has certainly taken on a new form in the last ten years compared to what it once was back in the eighties. But wether it’s a political statement or someone just writing their name, the one thing that ties them all together is the artist’s self-expression. As well as their willingness to go out on a limb to do it. Is it legal? No. But I’m not here to judge. And I’m certainly not going to get into the whole copyright issue. My goal here is to give others a glimpse into what I see visually on a day to day basis… like it or not. And if you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Art In The Streets gallery exhibit at MOCA. It’s unbelievable. And if you’re lucky like I was, you may even be able to rub shoulders with Flea while viewing the art. I’ll be sure to post more as they crop up. Cheers.

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Shepard Fairey | 4th and Molino
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Banksy | Olympic and Broadway, Downtown LA
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Shepard Fairey | 3rd and Traction
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Hewitt and 3rd
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Shepard Fairey | Hewitt and 5th
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Shepard Fairey | Alameda
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Roa | Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
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Roa | Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
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Roa | Arts District
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Roa | Arts District
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Shepard Fairey | Alameda and 4th
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Rose and Traction
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Art on left: Dabs and Myla | Rose and 3rd
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Main Street, Downtown Los Angeles
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3rd and Alameda

 Also check out this post via Saber Blog highlighting the LA Street Art controversy.

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