CALIFORNIA ART NEWS                                                                          
NOVEMBER   2019         


Published online and in the Coast News, Encinitas, CA

Oceanside Pier # 1634
by John Linthurst / photographer



Self Portrait by John Linthurst


Confrontation Day by John Linthurst



And here we are by John Linthurst




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Featured artist John Linthurst.

John Linthurst is a former Los Angles resident who now resides in Oceanside. The greater part of his life has been dedicated to various entrepreneurial pursuits and has had a successful career in business and agriculture. Photography was one of his early avenues of expression and he completed the program at Pasadena City College - and then several additional sections at Cal State Fullerton where he eventually graduated with a degree in English (AMST).  In his years in Pasadena he was fortunate to be called into projects by several of his photographer friends attending nearby Art Center College of Design and learned greatly from the collaborations. At his creative zenith he was a rock and roll band photographer, with Van Halen and Joey Chamber credits, and then did a year stint as a roller derby photographer with the L.A. T-Birds. Quite the adventure.

Artists Statement:
The beach  culture has a  style, a vibe, that is people based for sure. I think it is grand to photograph  the quiet lonely beaches of SD County,  but the truth of the matter,  seldom is that seen in the summer months. Second, people come down to the sea to celebrate. It is  a joyful  event for families and  individuals to sink the hours in, and go home with a little salt on them.  I do thank those who have endorsed this 'Coast Loco 'page on this site. I really have enjoyed creating my own  vision of beach culture and fashion - by altering ,layering, and applying the absurd.

I AM NOT A PHOTO SCIENTIST, I HAVE LESS INTEREST IN DOCUMENTING THE ACCURACY OF A SUBJECT THAN MANIPULATING A NEW REALITY INTO IT.

Coast Loco is a beach specific series derived from seemingly mundane trips to local beaches and collecting unremarkable pictures in volume. Later, the ploy becomes compositing interesting parts into a new whole, creating a beach culture fueled with madness and mass. That residual is what I am after though. Absurdity is something we can both laugh with and at ourselves. Lol!

See more of John’s work at: www.studiovistadelmar.com


Featured Artist for December To be announced . . .




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