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.
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.