Photo By James Hickey
LARA SOLOMON is an internationally recognized photographer, published by MEN’S FITNESS, MODERN LUXURY and THE SMITHSONIAN. She has been affiliated with many entertainment industry names, including CIRQUE DU SOLEIL; renown Italian producer/composer CLAUDIO GUIDETTI; and stunt woman JESSIE GRAFF (BAD TEACHER, TRANSFORMERS, X-MEN, BRIDESMAIDS, IRON MAN 2). Her actor clients have appeared in many top rated films and television programs such as HAROLD & KUMAR, PRISON BREAK, ENTOURAGE, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, CSI MIAMI and BURN NOTICE.
Born in a youth hostel, Lara has emerged onto the visual plateau mentored by her industry heros, such as JOYCE TENNESON, JAMES HICKEY and JAMES PORTO. She has worked and exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Miami. Lara also has a growing humanitarian profile. She has worked with SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL(SHI) in Central America. Her work with SHI is not surprising given her culturally diverse and extremely open household. Growing up as an adventure seeker, before she could walk, she played in the streets of Philadelphia and in the backwoods of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.
Lara has trekked the globe working on a variety of projects such as researching monkeys with a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC sponsored Primatologist, wine-making on a historical Tuscan villa, and documenting the solar eclipse at the Temple of Apollo in Turkey. A graduate of Appalachian State University’s department of Anthropology, her trademark straight-shooter approach is most authentic. “I don’t feel like I capture anything in particular but rather a moment, and that is what is real to me,” she says.
By: Robert “Rob” Redding Jr.
See more of Lara Solomon's work at www.LARApix.com
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Being a museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California with 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. LACMA attracts nearly a million visitors annually. Halfway between the ocean and downtown on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles sits a seven-building complex encompassing the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Some of the strengths of the museum are Asian art housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco, pre-Columbian masterpieces, and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has had seven directors in its forty-six year history. And current CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director is Michael Govan, formerly president and director of Dia Art Foundation and deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The art at this museum is meant to impress. Walk through the doors and marvel at the encyclopedic collection of art, special exhibitions, and music, film and educational programs.