NEWS

 
Honored that images from Transcriptions are featured in "72 Hour Hold," opening at Art Share LA in Los Angeles.

Honored that images from Transcriptions are featured in "72 Hour Hold," opening at Art Share LA in Los Angeles.

Had a great opening at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art  last night. The "UnPresidented: The Inaugural Show," including this piece from me, runs until February 14th.

Had a great opening at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art  last night. The "UnPresidented: The Inaugural Show," including this piece from me, runs until February 14th.

Art Talk.

Recently I was asked to produce a short video talking about Portrait of Hollywood. It was hard to think, talk, and record all at the same time. I managed. I also happened to find the right words to articulate my journey with this body of work. It's been a process of recognition and wonder. I hope you find something to discover, too.

 

Jared Fortunato, Light, 2016 (c)

Darkness.

Arriving earlier. Staying longer. Forcing me to chase the light.

This week I went back to an early morning ride through Hollywood. It feels like I’ve moved beyond the strip, literally and figuratively, and found more of what I’ve been searching for: someplace enchanted and broken all at the same time.
Raw. Just like what I feel and see around me.

This is what I feel when I pick up the camera: A sense of dislocation. The closing down. The torn flag on the pickup truck kind of sad. The broken streetlight days.

I started this project in a boulevard paved with stars and have slowly moved to the center, physically and psychologically, of the landscape of this place. I believe I can find a way back to tie it all together in the end. The journey one we take together--through the heart and through the mind.

Transformed by the damaged beauty around us. And somehow saved by it, too.

See the full project: here.