Portfolio

Cyanotype of Pikea californica (Pike’s weed) with scan of same.
JOSIE ISELIN
PORTFOLIO

The Unexpected Beauty of Seaweed

Josie Iselin’s stunning new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, proves that it’s much more than a sushi wrap.

Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire, Monterey Pop Festival, Monterey, California, 1967.
©JIM MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY
PORTFOLIO

Rock and Roll Through Jim Marshall’s Lens

Bay Area photographer Jim Marshall may have been self-taught, but he captured some of rock’s biggest artists at their brightest moments during his storied career.

Light-footed clapper rail (Rallus longirostris levipes) photographed at the Chula Vista Nature Center in Chula Vista, California. Status: endangered.
JOEL SARTORE
PORTFOLIO

Photographer Joel Sartore’s Ark of the Endangered

One man’s effort to photograph 12,000 animal species in captivity includes haunting images of those threatened by extinction.

Drag queen and burlesque performer Violet Chachki mid–lip sync.
© SAFI ALIA SHABAIK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PORTFOLIO

Los Angeles Underground

Far beyond the polish and respectability of Disney Hall and the Huntington lies a vibrant subculture of performance art, drag nights, and bondage and body modification events. Photographer Safi Alia Shabaik is there to capture it all.

Mothering Up, Wyoming Range, 2014; Inset: “100 Years 100 Ranchers” (2012).
SCOTT T. BAXTER
PORTFOLIO

Beauty and Grit on Arizona’s Ranches

Known for his arresting portraits of ranchers and the West, Scott T. Baxter's work is in the collection of several museums — and the Spring 2019 Issue of Alta.

“California Crazy” chronicles the history of some of the state’s more unusual structures, including The Brown Derby in Los Angeles (circa 1930).
JIM HEIMANN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
PORTFOLIO

The Playful Side Of L.A. Architecture

Cultural anthropologist Jim Heimann has collected scores of (mostly bygone) examples of "programmatic architecture" into his book “California Crazy: American Pop Architecture.”

Ramelli calls this “The Terminator View” because "The Terminator" movies 1 and 4 start with this view.
SERGE RAMELLI
PORTFOLIO

Los Angeles Lens

Serge Ramelli's latest photography book aims his lens on his adopted home of Los Angeles — a city in which this self-taught photographer still hopes to find fame.

COURTESY OF EAST LOS STREETSCAPERS
PORTFOLIO

Murals Under Siege

Chicano murals up and down the coast of California are in danger of disappearing but a new exhibit at the California Historical Society aims to protect and preserve these large-scale art pieces.

A bongo party the same year at a San Francisco club called Fox and Hounds.
BURT GLINN
PORTFOLIO

The Beat Generation Comes Vividly to Life

Photographer Burt Glinn captured the previously monochromatic world of the Beat Generation in vibrant color — considerably heightening our appreciation of all levels of the Beats’ Bohemia.

FOLLOW US

Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). Your California Privacy Rights. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Alta.