Ginger Liu awarded Silver by the London Photographers Association

Ginger Liu’s single image from the series “You’re Practically A Man” was awarded Silver for The Nude 2 competition by the prestigious London Photographers Association.

Ginger Liu had just completed a self-portrait series and decided to enter one of the images for competition. “I’d looked at past winners and saw how much they considered it a big deal to win an LPA award,” she says. “Competitions are imperative. Winning a respected and industry-known competition like this is a selling point for photographers to market themselves and gain recognition. London is one of the most important cities in the art world.”

The self-portrait was shot in 2009 and is part of a second series of shots. Ginger is also planning a third series. “The scars represent the efforts I went through to try and save my womb from an overactive fibroid,” she explains.  “I had three separate surgeries and lost three years of my life. The title refers to a comment made to me by another woman when I told her that I had just recovered from a half hysterectomy. I was shocked because she was so repulsed. It affected me for some time.

I researched how other women felt about their operation, scars and identity. When I shared these images with other women, many of them told me that they were ashamed of their hysterectomy scars and some hadn’t dated in years. There are all these women who are hiding in shame from a very common operation. It all seemed rather ridiculous. So I hope that my art might encourage some women to feel okay about their scars.”

Recognizing the uptake of digital technology and the way it was radically altering the way in which commercial and fine art photography was commissioned, produced, and marketed the London Photographic Association (LPA) was formed in 2001.

The LPA holds regular competitions and gallery exhibitions as a way of highlighting  photographers, this along with members folios, profile pages, online featured gallery exhibitions and social networking gives members worldwide exposure.

London Photographic Association

Ginger Liu is an artist based in Los Angeles. Images from “You’re Practically A Man” are currently on exhibition at Los Angeles New Puppy Gallery for “Frame Stories.”

DRKRM/gallery presents an extraordinary, never-before-seen glimpse into pre-AIDS gay sexual culture

Frank Melleno Folded Arms 1978 12″x12″ Archival pigment print from original SX70 Polaroid

The Fairoaks Project is an exhibit of Polaroid photographs taken by Frank Melleno during the spring and summer of 1978 at The Fairoaks Hotel, a San Francisco bathhouse.

Situated in a refurbished Victorian building near a black ghetto, The Fairoaks was known for its laid-back and racially integrated ambiance. Bold and unapologetic, Melleno’s images capture an aspect of gay life rarely seen in snapshot photography: sexually candid encounters that are playful, spontaneous and often affectionate. The dark storm of drug abuse and pandemic disease that would soon overtake the community is not visible in these celebratory pictures.

Melleno’s collection of Polaroids was put in a box shortly after they were shot and have not been seen until now. Many of the images contain nudity and frank erotic scenes, but they also capture men dressed in festive attire and engaged in other aspects of the counter-culture lifestyle the Fairoaks promoted. Many artists lived at the hotel, and ongoing therapy-support groups and monthly theme parties enhanced the Fairoaks’ reputation as a neighborhood center for gay men as much as a bathhouse.

A limited-edition book of photographs from the exhibit, with an introduction by Mark Thompson, is available for purchase in the gallery and on BLURB.

Frank Melleno: The Fairoaks Project
Polaroids from a San Francisco bathhouse 1978.

In celebration of Gay Pride Month, drkrm/gallery proudly presents an extraordinary, never-before-seen glimpse into pre-AIDS gay sexual culture. The Fairoaks Project is an exhibit of Polaroid photographs taken by Frank Melleno during the spring and summer of 1978 at The Fairoaks Hotel, a San Francisco bathhouse.

June 12th – 27th, 2010

Opening Reception June 12th, 2010

drkrm/gallery
2121 San Fernando Road Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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The Evolution of Andrew Andrew’s comedic genius at Laemmle’s Sunset 5

The Evolution of Andrew Andrews will be making its Los Angeles Premiere at the Dances With Films Festival on June 10th.

Andrew Andrews is the brainchild of comedic duo Will Klipstine and Amy Mills. Directed by Klipstine, this charming, odd-ball comedy looks at what it takes for a 30-year-old boy to grow up.  Andrew is a sheltered son of a studio mogul and after he ruins daddy’s full length feature film in one morning, daddy  cuts him off.  Andrew is then thrust into the big bad world of Los Angeles, where comedy naturally ensues.

This is the first feature film for Singing River Productions, the company formed by Mills and Klipstine.  “The fact that we’ll now be premiering in LA and taking part in a festival that truly celebrates the independent filmmaker is a great start,” says Mills.  The Dances With Films festival makes a point to seek out and give attention to honest to God indies, without any big name backers or stars.”

The film had its world premiere at the first annual Houston Comedy Film Festival in December, 2009 where it was a crowd favorite. Part of what attracts so many to the film is the obvious star power of the lead, Klipstine.  There’s also a great connection between Klipstine and Mills, who plays Andrew’s eventual love interest in the film.

The Evolution of Andrew Andrews will be playing at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Cinema on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles at 7:15pm on Thursday, June 10th.

The 13th annual Dances With Films is the only film festival in the US mandating that all competition films have no known actors, writers, directors or producers. The festival runs from 3rd – 10th June.

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Ginger Media & Entertainment is managing PR for “How To Make Love To A Woman”

A comedy of miscommunication between the sheets, How To Make Love To A Woman explores one mans journey to save a relationship by attempting to improve his sex skills instead of communicating what he really feels.


How To Make Love To A Woman is directed by Scott Culver and stars Josh Meyers, Krysten Ritter (She’s Out of My League, Confessions of a Shopaholic), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost), porn star Jenna Jameson, Eugene Byrd, Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Knocked Up), James Kyson-Lee (Heroes), and Lindsay Richards,  and features hot bands Yellowcard, Ludo, Saosin, Mayday Parade and Hellogoodbye.

How To Make Love To A Woman is produced by Sheri Bryant and Adam Lawson and is released on DVD byE1 Entertainment on July 13th.

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LPA Moving Pictures innovative International Marketing Platform for Filmmakers goes live

LPA movingPictures, an innovative digital platform designed to market, promote and showcase the best works by independent filmmakers in a professional setting, launches on 12 May to coincide with the opening of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

LPA movingPictures uses its dedicated digital gallery and communications platform to feature the most compelling of the numerous works submitted to the website.

It then markets the films to the international audio-visual editorial and advertising communities, such as TV production houses, ad agencies, website operators and film festivals, and other users of original moving pictures.

LPA movingPictures’ Marketing Mission

“You can find a lot of online places to showcase your work, which is  fine, but we go a stage further,” explains Kevin O’Connor, the London-based managing director and co-founder of LPA movingPictures.

Social Media and Interactive Control

LPA movingPictures also uses global social-media networks, including Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn to ensure the selected films and their producers receive the maximum possible exposure in the filmmaking world.

“Firstly, we filter the work shown on LPA movingPictures to make sure it is ‘considered’ work, and then we expose it to a large number of people through our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn networks. We actively help our members get their work seen,” O’Connor says.

Moreover, being an interactive platform, LPA movingPictures provides its members with the tools to manage, edit and update their own portfolios and profiles online.

Who Qualifies for LPA movingPictures?

All genres of films from any part of the world qualify for consideration. LPA movingPictures welcomes works produced and presented to high standards be they features, shorts, documentaries, news footage, music videos, TV and cinema commercials, animation, interactive multimedia, avant-garde cyberpunk, or trailers..

It is also the ideal springboard for still photographers who want to migrate to filmmaking or video productions.

The Cannes Film Festival Connection

LPA movingPictures chose the opening of this year’s iconic Cannes Film Festival, the exclusive hub of the world’s filmmaking community, to unveil this groundbreaking enterprise.

Their presence will be enhanced through LPA movingPictures and the LPA’s roles as co-sponsors of the inaugural Trailermade 2010 competition, which launches at the festival.

“We are very proud to be associated with Trailermade and the Cannes Film Festival; they give us a prestigious launching pad for LPA movingPictures,” O’Connor adds.

LPA movingPictures & the LPA’s Sponsorship of the Trailblazing Trailermade 2010

The Trailermade 2010 competition aims to give three emerging UK film companies the opportunity to meet industry investors to pitch for the finance required for their first commercially viable feature films.

As a sponsor, the LPA movingPictures is providing the digital distribution and marketing platform for the winning trailers.

Sister organisation the LPA is supplying the professional photographers and LPA members who took the high-quality publicity shots of the film sets to market the winners’ works.

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Fever Blister Hollywood Burlesque by Ginger Liu

Fever Blister – Burlesque Performer

Ginger Liu studio, Hollywood, 2010

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