Tag archives: photographer

Rock ‘N Roll Heaven
By Gwyn Lurie   |   October 27, 2022

There were many COVID casualties, beyond the loss of precious life. Like ceremony. So many of us were forced to say goodbye to loved ones without the spiritual and emotional closure that comes with gathering closely with community to celebrate the lives that were lost. One such loss that hit hard here was the passing […]

Photographs by Patricia Houghton Clarke at Silo Gallery
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 25, 2022

Patricia Houghton Clarke’s newest exhibit Primal Wild is on view at Silo 118 Gallery, now through October 29. There are 18 framed and matted photographs in the show, five color and seven black and white, square sized at 24×24” and rectangles at 33×49”. The selection was curated and installed by Bonnie Rubenstein. In a curio […]

Bobbi Bennett Back at Allora
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 24, 2022

Local artist, photographer, and art dealer Bobbi Bennett is once again partnering with Coast Village Road’s Allora by Laura owner Laura Dinning for a trunk show and reception. The installation includes Bennett’s fashion-editioned, deconstructed surfboards. Both vintage and new surfboards from top name brands including Rip Curl, Dennis Williams, Rockin Fig, and Channel Islands will […]

Jesse Alexander, 1929-2021
By Montecito Journal   |   December 28, 2021

Jesse Alexander, 92, a photographer who documented the golden age of motorsport, passed away on December 14, 2021, in Santa Barbara. He was comfortable and at home, with his beloved wife, Nancy, by his side, holding his hand. Jesse was born on April 15, 1929, in Santa Barbara to Florence Louise Lyman and Junius Beverly […]

Man Behind the Lens
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 14, 2021

Carpinteria native Mike Eliason has taken tens of thousands of photos over the course of his 35-year career as a photographer in town. Eliason spent the first quarter-century as a newspaper photojournalist who worked for just about every paper in town, capturing sunsets and shooting alongside wildlife and wildfires before the Santa Barbara County Fire […]

Rod Rolle’s ‘Spirit of Community’ Exhibit Opens in Santa Barbara
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 26, 2021

Rod Rolle’s commissioned works in a public exhibit entitled “Spirit of Community” at the Santa Barbara County Administration Building Garden Atrium opened on October 15. Rolle is a professional news and public relations photographer with SIPA USA and jazz drummer in his band, The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. This exhibit is commissioned by Sarah York Rubin, […]

Grateful and Still Going Strong: 4 Questions with Rock Photographer Jay Blakesberg
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 17, 2021

San Francisco-based photographer Jay Blakesberg is a self-confessed Deadhead whose work has appeared everywhere from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Relix to Time, and Vanity Fair. Over a 40-plus-year career he has taken pictures of innumerable rock legends, including the Grateful Dead, Phish, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Waits, to […]

Arts In Lockdown #29: Rod Rolle, Photographer and Musician
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 10, 2021

Rod Rolle is both an esteemed professional news and public relations photographer and local jazz drummer with Tom Murray of 30 years in their duo, The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. His motto “Images with A Global View” is most accurate, currently an affiliate with SIPA USA, he has worked as a stringer for Getty Images, Associated […]

A Life in Focus
By Katherine Stewart   |   April 22, 2021

From photojournalist in Tennessee to two tours as Second Lady to a new start in Montecito, Tipper Gore has had a remarkable journey To spend time with Tipper Gore – even by phone, as I did, thanks to COVID-19 safety restrictions – is to marvel at the vivid tapestry of her life. As the nation’s Second Lady […]

Famous Photog Dewey Nicks Who Lives Local and Works Global is Giving Back with Mentorship, Scholarship
By Montecito Journal   |   May 28, 2020

Montecito Journal spoke with photographer Dewey Nicks and design incubator Derek Galkin about the recently launched Dewey Nicks + Autotype Design Club Photography Scholarship Dewey Nicks is a world-famous photographer who has shot many of the world’s most famous people for the world’s most well-known magazines and design firms. He moved to Carp in 2009. […]

Photographers Capturing This Moment in History
By Hana-Lee Sedgwick   |   May 14, 2020

During these times of uncertainty, it’s safe to say we are all missing a human connection with those in our community. Though we are technically “all in this together,” self-isolating at home tends to feel, well, rather isolated. It’s no wonder why “The Front Steps Project” – an idea hatched by two photographers on the […]

Remembering Peter
By Richard Mineards   |   April 23, 2020

On a personal note, I remember dashing Yale-graduate Peter Beard, the legendary wildlife photographer, who has died at the age of 82 after going missing from his Montauk, Long Island, home. Peter, heir to two great fortunes in tobacco and railroads, was a fixture on the New York social scene, where I first met him […]

Chaucer’s Choices
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

The midtown independent bookstore has four book signing events on tap this week, including psychotherapist, mediator and author Dr. Jennifer Freed – the force behind Santa Barbara esteemed AHA! Program – whose new book Use Your Planets Wisely addresses the nexus between therapy and astrology in such questions as “Who am I, really? What did […]

Guy Webster Photos at Allora by Laura
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2019

Local artist, photographer, and art dealer Bobbi Bennett is once again partnering with Coast Village Road’s Allora by Laura owner Laura Dinning for a trunk show and reception. This time the event will feature the iconic photographic work of the late rock-and-roll photographer Guy Webster, who passed away in February. “Guy was a dear friend […]

Snapping Species
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Cliff and Crystal Wyatt opened the doors of their charming Montecito home to host a bash for National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who spoke at Campbell Hall, part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures program. His talk Building the Photo Ark focused on a multi-year initiative to document every living creature in the world’s zoos […]

Arts & Lectures
By Lynda Millner   |   May 9, 2019

UCSB Arts & Lectures brought best-selling Blue Zones author Dan Buettner and photographer David McLain to Campbell Hall on the campus for their presentation on the secrets to living longer and better lives after studying the world’s happiest, healthiest, and longest-living people. Prior to the talk there was a private dinner reception at sponsors Nicole […]

Annie Leibovitz Live
By Lynda Millner   |   March 14, 2019

The Arlington Theatre was packed with folks eager to hear from the iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz. After seeing her work many years ago in Vanity Fair and Vogue, I was too. UCSB Arts & Lectures was presenting the program. Annie began her career with the Rolling Stones in 1970 while she was still a student […]

Images from Under the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   February 21, 2019

Santa Barbara photographer Ralph Clevenger looked back at his underwater adventures over the past 45 years, including an in-depth view of the underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute, when he spoke at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Clevenger, who grew up on the coast of North Africa and began diving in the waters […]

Kozlowski Celebrates 70 & Finds the Moment
By Joanne Calitri   |   September 20, 2018

Alan Kozlowski, the 1970s film arts prolific-tarian celebrated his 70th on September 11 in righteous fashion, with both a photography exhibit titled “Finding the Moment” and a star-studded “who’s who” sipping wine and telling tales at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective in the Funk Zone. The exhibit featured 25 never-before-released images from his trove, which […]

Take No Prisoners: 5Qs with Brett Leigh Dicks
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 17, 2018

Santa Barbara photographer-journalist Brett Leigh Dicks has spent the better part of 20 years documenting desolate urban places, including the last five inside of abandoned prisons across several continents, where his pictures portray the passing of successive generations through structures rather than individuals. This weekend, his new exhibition of black-and-white shots from inside of decommissioned […]