Thursday, September 2, 2010

Found on Facebook

Both of these artists came to my attention via Facebook, either by "friending me" or through someone else "friending me." Facebook has become a huge marketing tool for everyone from huge corporations, to individual artists, but when I stumble upon work that is interesting, the whole social media construct is made more compelling to me. Both of these artists capture something about Los Angeles--Michael Butler hits on two of LA biggest obsessions, cars and plastic surgery, and Justin Walker's Studio work immediately made me think of Raymond Chandler novels and film noir films. See more of Michael's Rodeo Drive here and more of Justin's work here. -- cara phillips