Star Foreman is one of our favorite photographers. She recently embarked on a mission to shoot 30 photo essays in 90 days. With so many different shoots to imagine and arrange, Star never ran out of ideas. In the resulting body of work are amazing portraits, some of familiar faces, and fantasy scenes from a life spent in and around Hollywood. Star's work is painstakingly beautiful.
Star worked in partnership with the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation on this series, and recently showed me around the amazing Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, where her gallery show will be held. Star also had full use of The Montalban as a studio, and many of the resulting essays are fantastic explorations of costume, set and light. She created portraits of mermaids in urban settings, princesses in sports cars, and marionettes!
From the project description:
The 30/90 is a passion project, financed through crowd sharing, where Star Foreman in partnership with the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation, completed 30 photo essays in 90 days. There are mermaids, princesses, ballerinas, bellydancers and so much more in vibrant, campy tableaux. With 30 photo essays, 400 people, 30,000 images and only 90 days to complete shooting, The 30/90 gallery show and possible book will take people into the mind of Star Foreman who created a series of images unmatched in scope and time.
Organizer of 30/90 Gallery Show
Named one of the top 200 photographers by Luerzer's Archive, Star Foreman is a fine art, editorial and fashion photographer in Los Angeles.
A contributing photographer for the LA and OC Weekly, Star's work has also graced the cover of the Village Voice, Pasadena Magazine, The Dallas Observer, and Tease and Cake magazine. Her work has been featured in The LA Times Sunday Edition, Frame Magazine, Los Angeles magazine, Backstage Magazine, LA Confidential, Adobe Masterclass, SF Weekly, Latino Leaders, and INStyle Australia.
Star received an honorable mention from the IPA awards (a division of the Lucies) in 2012 for her photo series of Dita Von Teese and was nominated in 2011 for a Los Angeles Press Club Award for her images of Flying Lotus. Two of her pieces are part of the permanent collection at the Riverside Art Museum.
Star holds a BA in photography from the Art Center College of Design.
The Gallery Show, hosted by The Montalban in Hollywood, CA will feature images from each photo essay, as well as wood prints, banners, and a no host bar!
Friday, January 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
I'm looking forward to the opportunity to see these prints in person!
Tickets and more information here.