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Lee Scratch Perry

Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist, Lee Scratch Perry, 78, & Subatomic Sound System performs during the 30th Annual Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Lee Scratch Perry (official) 

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:24PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Sri Lanka Day


Sri Lanka Day - Images by Fabian Lewkowicz

Dancers perform during the 11th annual Sri Lanka Day festival at the Third Street Promenade on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Sri Lanka Day is an annual one-day event presented by Sri Lanka Foundation showcasing Sri Lankan musicians, dancers, food and businesses. Since the first event in 2006, Sri Lanka Day has grown to become the largest event promoting Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan culture in U.S.A. In 2010, Sri Lanka Day attracted more than one hundred thousand visitors.

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 09:04PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

ZOMBIES

Zombies from EllasAnd Fellas invade the beach during the 30th Annual Twilight Concerts on Thursday, August 21, 2014. The Zombies were the headliners. #TwilightConcerts presented by #myspace

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 08:50AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

SEXY HAIR

Sexy Hair employees walk along the Santa Monica shoreline to raise money and to helps cancer patients feel beautiful...one step at a time. (on Thursday, August 21, 2014)

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 05:55PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

RON BEALS' DAY

The Venice Basketball League VBL honored Venice living legend Ron Beals during the 2nd annual Ron Beals’ Day at the Venice Beach Basketball Courts on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Ron Beals is a streetball living legend who starred in the movie White man can't jump and toured the world playing basketball with the Harlem Clowns. He started his career in 1960 in Chicago at Loyola University. Beals grew up playing against Sweet Water Clifton and Wilt Chamberlain. He has been playing at the Venice Beach courts since the 70′s.

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 07:28PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

BIKINI BALL


Bikini Ball - Images by Fabian Lewkowicz

Models play basketball at Venice beach during 2014 Venice Basketball League's 3rd Annual Bikini Ball on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 04:31PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Fire Velo Cancer Awareness Ride

Fifty Firefighters pedal down the Santa Monica Pier completing the "Fire Velo Cancer Awareness Ride" on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The riders started the SF to LA trip on Sunday in San Francisco to raises awareness for firefighters battling cancer.

Fire Velo is a “Fire Department” based, cycling club. They are Firefighters riding for Firefighters. Their goal is to be a highly visible national cycling organization, participating in rides and charity events throughout the United States. All funds raised through Fire Velo helps provide financial assistance to fire department based groups and causes.

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 02:45PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Save the Surf

Participants take a surfing class at Santa Monica Beach during thinkLA's Save the Surf on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Save the Surf is presented by MaxPoint.#thinkSurf

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 02:03PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Save the Surf 

Participants take a yoga class at Santa Monica Beach during thinkLA's Save the Surf on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Save the Surf is presented by MaxPoint.#thinkSurf 

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 01:58PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

afterGlow

Three of Santa Monica Close-up's photographs by Fabian Lewkowicz are being  featured in the  afterGlow exhibition at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

The exhibition captures a sense of the ephemeral and unique coming together of thousands of people to experience the art installations and performative artwork throughout the "Glow Zone, on the beach, in Palisades Park, and on the Pier. Photographs were taken at Glow, on July 19, 2008, September 25, 2010, and September 28, 2013. The selected images capture the unique qualities of the event, the art, artists, people, the beach and city and convey a sense of the night. 

Exhibition runs through October 26, 2014
 

 

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 08:23AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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