“There ought to be a monument to the man who invented neon lights,” the fictional detective of Raymond Chandler’s crime novels once said.
Los Angeles itself could be that monument. Our boulevards are lined with neon pinks and blues. The oldest operating neon sign ever found was uncovered just last year.
Photographer Vicky Moon set out to document the neon signs that are slowly getting overtaken by flashing LED lights.
For her project “Expired LA” Moon hopped on her pink scooter and made long exposures with expired film. See more of her work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
Images of volcanoes from space are often kind of dull. These, we assure you, are not.
See more. [Images: NASA]
Anyone who’s traveled to popular touristic sites knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire of countless camera lenses—the annoyed (and annoying) jockeying to capture the perfect shot…which in most cases looks exactly like everyone else’s. When we stumbled across Richard Silver’s photographs of iconic monuments, we were shocked—caught in the same tourist hustle, Silver manages to give us a new perspective on famous landmarks we didn’t think possible. Read more!
How to take the “monumental” out of the worlds monuments. Super cool.
-Jody, BL Show-
“After months and after years of hearing colors continuously this just became a new sense, it became something beautiful, and I started to perceive the colors by the sounds…It’s like living in a music composition.”
- Neil Harbisson
More about listening to color from today’s show.
Oh Sailor // Mr. Little Jeans (feat. Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale)
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue
When L.A.’s Oldest Parks Were Young