FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Finger in Fame
Photographs by Travis Shinn
May 24 June 29, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday, May 27, 7-11 pm
complimentary valet parking
2121 San Fernando Road, Suite3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Web site, http://www.drkrm.com/gallery.html
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm
Tool, Snoop Dog, Slash, Dave Navarro, All Photos by Travis Shinn
drkrm.gallery is pleased to present Finger in Fame, the fine art music photography of Travis Shinn. This exhibition is a photographic journey through the contemporary Rock, Hip-Hop and Rap scene that documents the larger-than-life legends that comprise the visual album of today’s music.
Born in the brooding Southern California desert, Travis Shinn’s photographic career began when he photographed the Grand Canyon with his first camera at the tender age of six. In between stealing his parents’ cars and the occasional stint in juvie, where he had his finger in fame by thirteen, Travis learned photography from his stepmother, who was the editor of Photographic Magazine. He studied photography and painting at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. When asked what he likes most about taking photos, he replies, “Meeting new people.” Travis’s work reflects this honesty and genuine interest in his subject.
Travis Shinn has shot covers, editorial and fashion for such magazines as Scratch, Alternative Press, Rides, Blender, Stuff, Guitar World and King. He created the artwork for Tool’s Grammy winning album 10,000 Days. He has had the pleasure of working with an array of legendary groups and musicians such as Dave Navarro, Tom Morello, Slash, Megadeath, The Misfits, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Ozzy Ozborne, Korn, Zakk Wylde, Snoop Dogg, Nas and 50 Cent just to mention a few. All these and more will be represented in this exhibition.
drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday Saturday, 11 am 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm
drkrm. is located at 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3 in the Capitol Studios Building in the Glassell Park section of Northeast Los Angeles, just minutes from Chinatown and down the road from The Brewery Art Complex. Drkrm. is about a mile from the San Fernando Road exit off the Glendale Freeway (Interstate 2) or the Figueroa Street Exit off the 110 (Pasadena Freeway) North.