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Check Out the 'Dirty Lights' Photo Exhibit in Los Angeles


Some of America's top film directors, cinematographers, musicians, comedians, writers, and photographers are teaming up for an exhibit in Los Angeles that will showcase their still photography skills. We just received word of "Dirty Lights", a group photography exhibition taking place on Saturday, September 8th, at Swinghouse Studios in Hollywood. Among the artists represented will be Matthew Libatique (cinematographer on Black Swan, pictured above) and Paul Solet (director of Grace, whose work can be seen below). Solet will also co-host the opening night reception. Below is the official announcement...

The Dirty Lights CollectiveFilter MagazineDilettantePhotoculture Audiophile Music, and Swing House Studios are proud to present the group photography exhibition, DIRTY LIGHTS. Merging a street and documentary theme with rock ‘n’ roll, music photographer and director Piper Ferguson and writer/director-photographer Paul Solet united with fellow multi-hyphenates Jason Alvino andWilliam Rot to form the Dirty Lights Collective. The collective will celebrate the opening of DIRTY LIGHTS–the photography exhibit–with a private viewing (6pm) followed by a party (8pm-Midnight, open to the public) onSaturday, September 8 at Swing House Studios (7175 Willoughby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046). Live band announcements are forthcoming.  Following the opening night reception, DIRTY LIGHTS will be viewable by appointment or online by virtual gallery.

The DIRTY LIGHTS exhibit features thirteen incredibly diverse LA artists including veteran photographersPiper Ferguson, Michael Tighe, Joseph Llanes and sought-after upstarts like Eliot Lee HazelTamar Levine,David UzzardiWilliam Rot, Jason Alvino, and Emma Elizabeth Garr, alongside the photography of artists throughout the entertainment industry, from guitarist Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and Chris Robinson Brotherhood), to actor-comedian Andy Dick (“The Andy Dick Show”), to Sundance film writer-director Paul Solet (Grace), to Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Black Swan). The Dirty Lights Collective has assembled compelling film directorscinematographers, musicians, comedians, writers, and photographers. “We all work in films, commercials, or as professional photographers, so the power of the image is something that unites us all,” said Paul Solet of his co-curators. “We’re always turning each other on to our favorite work by our friends around town,” adds Piper Ferguson. “We thought it would be exciting to put together an event with people that we admire, both as friends and artists.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pablove Shutterbugs, a program of the Pablove Foundation that teaches children living with cancer to develop their own creative voice through the art of photography.



Swing House Studios 7175 Willoughby Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90046

Saturday, September 8

–Invitation Only 6:00-8:00pm, Open to All 8:00-Midnight–

Viewings by appointment: September 8–October 8

Prints available for purchase through virtual gallery September 9th