Up-and-comers: Smashbox Studios hosts its L.A. Photo Assistants Show
Behind most great photographers are at least a few great assistants. Often photographers themselves, they know their way around light and shadow in the way that Mario Batali knows his way around a meatball.
And there's no better showcase for locally based photo assistants than Smashbox Studios' L.A. Photo Assistants Show, which runs through July 29 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City.
The idea behind the show is to introduce emerging photographers to top working photographers, photo representatives and producers.
But for us laypeople it's simply a vibrant exhibition of fashion, beauty, portrait and fine art photos.
Photographers with work on display have assisted well-known shooters including Art Streiber, Jim Marshall, David LaChapelle, Jiro Schneider, Cliff Watts, Craig Cameron Olsen Amanda DeCadanet and Kayt Jones.
Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera Street, Culver City.
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Photos, from top: Images by Garrett Suhrie and Rollence Patugan. Credit: Smashbox Studios