Monday, June 30, 2008

Michael Aushenker Palisadian Post

I was interviewed for the Palisadian Post newspaper. It's one of the earlier places where I got publishing experience. I worked there in 1989 or 1990, while I was a community college student in Santa Monica. I shot tons of photos, processed the film by hand, and printed camera ready art. I was the chief photographer in a small editorial staff of 5. The paper actually has an advertising staff, admin, paste up (which I'm sure is not digital), and their own printing press, which to me is a treasure to have, especially in an upper class neighborhood. Printing presses usually reside in crappy warehouses in industrial areas. This might be the richest press around - pound for pound! It sits behind the editorial offices on a chunk of commercial property in the Pacific Palisades. Recently they published a photo I took ages ago of a friends band, The Inclined, and now, they interview me for their paper. It's quite an honor. We'll see how it comes out.

Michael Aushenker is a familiar face from the comic book world. He's been working at the Post since January, and I'm sure he's doing a great job. He's able to extend his creativity for comics and indie culture to a neighborhood paper. I always knew that the job is what you make it, and it seems like he's having a good time.

Behind him a new billboard went up. I've never seen it happen, so this is what it looks like when they change the vinyls. The David Choe pieces got some air.

As did the Shepard Fairey.

But the big winner is Will Ferrell.

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