Arielle Haze views
In the Old Days:
Dale Hartman snapshots
Unpainting the Town:
Art at the Rose Cafe'
New Venice Sign
Helen K. Garber
After many years on Sunset, photographer Helen K. Garber moved her studio to Ocean Front Walk.
I walk the 1 mile
from my home to the studio via the beach with my dog Dudley, and seeing
everyone set up in the morning and then break down every night is how
I got the idea to make the book.
The images on this page are from Venice Beach, California Carnivale, the official commemorative book of the Venice Centennial. The artist has digitally captured, color enhanced and manipulated the images to give the viewer the full surreal experience of spending a day at Venice Beach. The book can be ordered here.
This book represents
a time capsule of Venice Beach at the turn of the 21st century, exactly
one hundred years after it was initially conceived and developed by Abbot
Venice Beach is like
an old-fashioned carnival, except instead of the carnival packing up to
tour the countryside, it stays in one place....As the beach rarely takes
a day off, the artists, vendors, storeowners, and restaurant workers do
the same routine 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The only time you will
find the security doors rolled down during the day is during a torrential
winter rain storm. Theirs is a difficult, labor intensive, low-paying
and rugged life. Only the eccentric need apply. The tourist, out for fun,
probably doesn't realize how much work it takes to create this free and
I can't imagine living or working
Among other things, Ms. Garber has also done a series of black and white photos called L.A. Noir which are simply wonderful. See them and much more at her website.
© 2004 - 2012 Pat Hartman