Disney Hall Gets Standing Ovation from H&A

Last night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  What a thrilling night it was – soaking in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 3 with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.  It was a standing ovation all the way around – BRAVO!!!

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H&A | LACMA Event

H&A hosted agency friends at LACMA last week for an exclusive tour of the museum. They were treated to behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s conversation lab and the newly-installed Egyptian exhibit. Check out some fun pics from the tour (and Stark Bar!) below.  Thanks for making our Friday night Saatchi, Designory, Team One, David & Goliath!

Mike Powell | US Open SI Photos of the Day

Mike Powell is currently in Flushing Queens, NY covering the US Open Tennis Championships…Actually just spoke to him a moment ago and could have sworn I heard grunting players in the background in between crowd roars.

His shots of Serena Williams & Rafael Nadal were chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Photos of the Day, congrats Mike !

Fashion & Fame

Stretching His Luck

Mike at work

Douglas Kirkland | Coco Chanel Exhibition | Tokyo Japan

Mark your calendar for Douglas‘ upcoming exhibition in Tokyo, Japan: September 4 – September 29, 2011. Curated by James Cavello, the exhibition features images captured by Douglas in 1962 of pioneering French fashion designer Coco Chanel.  Chanel’s extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

Kuhlmann Fashioning Desire

Brian Kuhlmann is proud to be taking part in a public exhibition of Chicago’s fashion photography in the heart of downtown at historic Water Tower Place. The reception is tomorrow evening, Tuesday October 19th, from 6-8 p.m. Read the press release here.

One of Brian’s pieces that will be on display:

A snapshot of Chicago’s lively and diverse fashion photography scene, Fashioning Desire features the work of nine local fashion photographers. This exhibition in the City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower presents over two dozen images from both established and emerging talents currently working in Chicago. The established photographers represented in the exhibition include David Leslie Anthony, Verser Engelhard, Brian Kuhlmann, and Sandro. The emerging photographers showcased are Michael Canavan, Erika Dufour, Joshua Alexandre Haines, Rachel Hanel, and Jason Kim.

Fashioning Desire is arranged by photographer, and the images created constitute a careful calibration of beauty and commerce. In many of the photographs, the viewer is lured into a complicated scenario as an invisible accomplice. The voyeuristic intimacy is intensified by the desire to participate in some way, which is most easily satisfied by purchasing the alluring merchandise or imitating the style. In reality the viewer has entered a scene created within the photographer’s mind, an imaginative wonderland of desirable people and merchandise. All the photographs on display are generated by a commercial imperative but they stand alone as the seductive and personal imaginings of the creators.

A public reception for Fashioning Desire will be held on Tuesday, October 19, from 6 – 8 pm.