Food Truck Controversy Brews in LA

LA Food Trucks

The appeal of specialty and gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles is definitely part of the lifestyle here. As a photojournalist, I have always thought it would be interesting to do a feature on them. Now seems to be the time as controversy stirs at City Hall. Evidently, a private firm is moving in to require space …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Saturday Finale (Part 3)

18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

As we have shown in our coverage of Part 2 "Wandering The Corridors", and Part 1 "Early Saturday Evening," the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is nothing short of a feast for the eyes, a fantasy for the heart, and some serious dance beats to keep you moving throughout the nights. I say nights plural …

Editorial: In the Entertainment Business, They are Not Our “Fans”

Johnny Depp attends the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Working the red carpets of Hollywood's most prestigious events, one quickly catches on to who gets it, and who doesn't. Who interacts with people, and who comes down the carpet, hits their mark for photos, and passes on down the line. Then, there are those who simply duck the whole process and use the side …

Nice Place for a Meeting, But …

Broadcast Networks on Wilshire Blvd.

In retrospect, I now understand the quizzical look from the guard at the front desk of the building, but I had a suite number. So he replied to my inquiry about a creative meeting, "Suite X10, yes sir, that would be in the North Tower. Good luck!" My heart was pounding with excitement! 😀 When I …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – The Spider Queen and Her Court

Actress Jen Giragos as the "Spider Queen" with her court - Tara Shannon, Meggan Amos (lower right) and Natty Kittyface

The Spider Queen and her Court were among the fantastic characters portrayed in the fianle at the 18th Annual Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball. Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos. Leave Comments · Please Share · Don’t Alter Compliments of Roth Stock Digital Media In case you missed part of the story: Part 1 …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Wandering The Corridors (Part 2)

18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

If you were with us for the Labyrinth Of Jareth - Early Saturday Night, then you know after visiting the "Mermaid Room," we left you off while awaiting refreshments of the adult beverages nature. So now, let's go wander the corridors of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and see what Lord Shawn Strider and his Sypher Knights have in …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Best Costumed Photographers

Photographer Violet Schrage working the 18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

One of the things emphasized most by Lord Shawn Strider, producer of the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, is total immersion. Even for press, costumes are required. The dress code is strictly enforced, even turning away ticket holders (with refunds or vouchers for 2016) if they were not in costume as all publicity and guest materials emphasize …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Part 2 Tease

(L-R) Alivia Hunter, Catherine Madinger and Steven Wingert attend the 18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

So ... the blog for "Early Saturday" (with 160 photos) seems to have been hotly anticipated. When it was finally ready to publish, at 10:30pm Monday night, there was a serious debate about whether to publish right away, or wait for morning. From an online publisher's viewpoint, you must always take stock of the intended …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Early Saturday Night (Part 1)

Kat Sheridan, Claire Smitty, C.j. Canne and Yevgen Ivanov

[UPDATED: With a new understanding of the Zundri* - 9/7/15] The Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball (LOJ) is billed as the largest masquerade ball in the United States. In it's 18th year, the gala event has been known for flair in the historic Park Plaza Hotel Los Angeles. Due to renovations at the Plaza, with very short …