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Arsenic Feature

Arsenic Feature

If you follow any of my Instagram stories, you'll see I've been collaborating with Arsenic Magazine pretty frequently over the last few months.  They first took a liking to my Basquiat series, and have since invited me to shoot a few of their video projects and even hang a few of my pieces in their offices.

Most recently, they decided to feature the Brianna Dreamscape series on their new website, Arsenic.tv.  

Check out the full feature HERE.

Luna at the Arsenic House

Luna at the Arsenic House

A LONG TIME COMING

A good friend of mine, the talented singer, music producer, and model Luna, finally made it out to LA recently.   We've been talking about working together since our Florida days many years ago but never made it happen for one reason or another.  So on her first trip to LA, we certainly had to capitalize on the real estate...

My good friends over at Arsenic let us use their house / HQ for the shoot, and the rest was history.

And the moral of the story... good things come to those who eat their veggies.  Enjoy the rest of the shoot below!

Hollywood & Fine

Hollywood & Fine

My Next Gallery Exhibit Opens April 8th!

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art is an initiative designed to recognize and present artists who reflect the incalculable influence Venice, and Southern California in general, has had on the art world and culture at large.  ViCA founder and curator Juri Koll has personally invited me to exhibit work in their upcoming show, Hollywood & Fine, the first curated gallery to open in the A.G Geiger Fine Art Bookstore.

"In it's inaugural exhibition, the A.G. Geiger Gallery and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presents a group exhibition of work focusing on Hollywood - from glitter and glamour to the gutter, from personalities and people to pipe dreams, from dreams to songs of dust. "

HollywoodAndFine

The Opening Night Reception kicks off on April 8th at 6pm, and you're invited!  Visit the event on Facebook to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/259443611180538

See you there!

Harry Mack x DJ Alizay for Arsenic Magazine

Harry Mack x DJ Alizay for Arsenic Magazine

Freestyle on the LA Metro

Those of you in the viral video sphere may have seen a dope freestyle artist by the name of Harry Mack making waves on social media recently with his Venice Beach Freestyle video.  Well, the folks over at Arsenic Magazine decided to link him up with one of DC's finest DJ Alizay for a spur of the moment pop-up session on the LA Metro on the way to Santa Monica.  They asked yours truly to shoot the collaboration, and what ensued can only be described as living proof that real Hip Hop ain't dead yet.  Check it out:

Obnoxious Liberals: Opening Night Reception

Obnoxious Liberals: Opening Night Reception

Opening Night at the Exchange Room Gallery

This past Saturday my Basquiat-inspired bodypaint portrait series Obnoxious Liberals debuted at the Exchange Room Gallery of Il Tramezzino UCLA.  Check out some highlights from the night below:

All photos courtesy of ERG's own Antonio Renoj.

View the Obnoxious Liberals series online here, and visit the Print Store to pickup your copy today!

The Time Has Finally Come For My First Solo Photography Exhibit!

The Time Has Finally Come For My First Solo Photography Exhibit!

A few months back I shared a little insight into the creative process of developing the concept that would soon become my first ever solo photography exhibit, a collection of abstract bodyscape portraits inspired by the neo-expressionist paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Now after five months of shooting, Obnoxious Liberals: A Bodypaint Tribute To Jean-Michel Basquiat will open on October 15th, 2016 at the Exchange Room Gallery of Il Tramezzino UCLA!

Come enjoy the Opening Night Reception on October 15th at 7pm, featuring live art and entertainment with music from DJ Santana of TruthSeekers Radio 90.7 KPFK, a live bodypainting session, guest photographic work from Sahmia Ase, and live spoken word performances, with free food and drinks courtesy of Il Tramezzino Italian Restaurant and free beer courtesy of Golden Road Brewing!

Attendance is FREE for all ages!  (Must be 21+ to drink).  RSVP on Facebook and visit ExchangeRoomGallery.com for more info! 

The Exchange Room Gallery is located at 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

See below for parking details:

 Parking Structure 4 is located at:  221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Parking Structure 4 is located at: 221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

To Police: A Year Later

To Police: A Year Later

Time certainly flies.  As Memorial Day Weekend has once again come and gone, I've just realized that it's also been exactly one year since the production of To Police, the short film I wrote and directed that went on to win awards at three different film festivals.

In honor of the one year anniversary, I'm going to be allowing online viewing of the film for the first time ever, and only to subscribers of CoreyDeshon.com!  (Signup here if you are not yet a subscriber!)

 On the set of To Police!

On the set of To Police!

Given the subject matter of the film, and the current trend of discourse among online videos, I decided at the time of premiere that I would never publicly release To Police in full online.  I didn't want something that I'd created to be an introspective discussion piece on modern society to just become more fuel for the fire of racial prejudice in this country.  I decided the public was better off without it, and only those within the environment of a film festival would have the opportunity to view it, as an in-depth discussion of the film and its message would always follow.

However, since I am no longer entering the film into festivals, I thought it would be nice to share it with those of you who have truly supported my creative endeavors from day one, yet have not had the opportunity to view the film yourselves.  So at the end of this week, I will be sending all subscribers a private link and password to view the film in the comfort of your own homes.  I hope you all truly enjoy it, and would love to hear your feedback either way.

For those who may not be familiar with the film, check out the preview below and remember to Subscribe before Sunday, June 5th in order to get the link.  Thank you all for your support, and happy Memorial Day!

Two Year Anniversary and Print Sale!

Two Year Anniversary and Print Sale!

I can't believe it's only been two years since I've been shooting film exclusively, because it certainly feels like it's been a lot longer when you start adding up receipts...  But anyway, in celebration of this anniversary, I'm happy to introduce a new and more affordable digital printing method for those of you interested in purchasing prints at a lower price point.  And I mean significantly lower!

We'll begin with a limited run (only 10 of each size) print series of my favorite photos from my first ever roll of black & white film, developed exactly two years ago today. I've selected the following six images from my first time exploring Venice, CA to feature in this promotion.

Prints are available in sizes up to 13"x19" at pricing starting as low as $25. As an added bonus, anyone who purchases a Gelatin Silver or Chromogenic darkroom print, or anyone who has purchased one since the site launched is eligible for a FREE numbered print from this series!  

If this sale goes well, I'll be adding this printing method permanently as an option for almost all of my photos available for printing.

Visit the Print Store today to order!