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BOO! Monstrous BSA Halloween Photo Essay

Happy Halloween to all you good boys and ghouls lurking behind heavy closed doors with frogs in your pockets and bats in your hair. Do you dare venture out this All Hallows Eve? What will you see tonight in the cold black air?

“What beckoning ghost along the moonlight shade
Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?”

Alexander Pope: To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady

We know that BSA fans dig Halloween more than many holidays. Almost more than your birthday, but not quite, but almost. From his year round collecting of images, here’s a monstrous 39 photo essay from photographer Jaime Rojo of werewolves and vixens and frankenfreaks and zombies and ghosts just for you today.

Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

D*Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skullphone (photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dust Lust (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sweet Toof (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kid Zoom (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ghost (photo © Jaime Rojo)

General Howe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Steiner (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ludo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Charm (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cfer (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jennier Catron and Paul Outlaw (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled from a David Barton Ad (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Royce Bannon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lichiban  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ms. Klu (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kid Zoom (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Krisna (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Flower Face Killa (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Miss Bugs (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mark Jenkins (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kriest (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Casper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Haculla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An Organic Wall Grows in Los Angeles

The Magnet Wall. The Organic Wall. Street Art is drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Even if a city officially prohibits any form of uncommissioned Street Art, it probably has a few spots where artists can reliably put their wheat-pastes, stencils, stickers, even sculptures – a community nerve center that quickly gives an overview of the players in the local scene. Usually the art is covered instantly by more art and if it lasts a few days intact it has had a good run. Since Street Art is an ephemeral scene, the artists know this and they are not particularly bothered by the rapid turnover, knowing that their piece will be seen by their peers and the public at large.


Leba’s cartoon illustration influenced work on this wall echos directly some sentiments of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We always think of the streets as an outdoor gallery, and recently in Los Angeles we checked out this magnet wall in the Arts District where it could not have been a more apt description. Hanging out for a little while on this block, we saw a group of four teens taking a casual walk on a sunny day pivoting to the wall to check out the new additions, to point, comment, joke, and pose with each other in front of their favorites – making faces and giving each other the rabbit ears in photos.  Minutes later a European tourist family, urban hikers with cameras and fannypacks, carefully scanned the patterns, textures and layers, taking photos and discussing their discoveries.  Even a bulky fella crossing the street to get into a van emblazoned with a plumbing company logo – paused for a second to snap a cellphone pic before rumbling down the street.

This LA wall is a bit of a community billboard; an outlet and a showcase, where Street Artists try out new stuff and sometimes express personal or political sentiments. It’s never the same, and usually interesting.


@Get Up Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Lydia Emily. You have been put on notice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)


UTV C/S (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Word 16 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Don’t Lose Hope (photo © Jaime Rojo)


FOH! (photo © Jaime Rojo)


OKKO! (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Casper Loves LA! (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Ghandi plays a role. Kryptik (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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