FATHOM Summer of Rock ‘N’ Roll Wraps Out

As the summer of 2015 draws to an end, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the trip to DTLA and visited FATHOM this summer.  And a very special thanks to the following folks who rocked the gallery: 

Richard E. Aaron kicked off the summer with Rock On Paper, an exhibition of stunning rock photography.  Richard is a total pro who approaches each shoot like a NFL athlete; and then combines that dedication with the eye and sensitivity of an artist.  Thank you Richard for your life’s work and the great stories of how you got some of those classic shots!

Next Bill Ward, rock legend and heavy metal statesman, brought Absence of Corners - Rhythm on Canvas into FATHOM and blew everyone away with his unique insights into the creative process.  His three artist talks left everyone who attended inspired.  Thank you Bill for your openness and generosity, and for all the hard work from your entire team.

And, a shout out to our friends at SceneFour who created a new collaborative art form -- working along side recording artists from jazz to heavy metal, they translate the unique spirit of each performer onto canvas and paper. Awesome in the original sense of the word. Thank you for including us in your journey.

The great photography from Robert Landau’s book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of The Sunset Strip, was also a constant presence in the gallery this summer.  Thank you Robert for allowing us to continue showing your unique style of documentary work and for being a true gentleman and friend to the gallery.

Gallery Director Anne Martin deserves special recognition for her great work staging the exhibitions this summer.  She designed and hung each show and did a true first class job.  Thanks Anne for all of your hard work and dedication.  I also want to thank Natalia Torres and Jonathan Kawaye who help launch FATHOM and have since moved on to other great opportunities; wish you the best.

Thank you one and all,

Francis Coiro



Rock N Roll Summer

It’s true FATHOM is rocking dtla this summer.  It kick’s off with the legendary rock shooter Richard E. Aaron.  It's our first solo show for a photographer and we couldn’t be more pleased to present the life’s work of this total pro and true artist.

Bruce Springsteen in concert

Bruce Springsteen in concert

Best known for his music photography, Richard E. Arron has shot over 4,000 musical artists. He has produced still photography for a wide variety of media including feature films, television and corporate video. He was honored by Modern Photography Magazine as one of the “10 Best Rock Photographers.”

Aaron photographed the first rock ‘n’ roll cover for Time Magazine: on it, Paul McCartney. His work has appeared in over 45,000 magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. His work in music photography includes traveling throughout China for several months to document the first Western rock band to tour and record an album there.

Originally from New York, he has been based in Los Angeles since 1980. Aaron is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Brooks Institute where he would later receive an Honorary Master’s degree in 2008.

Event details here!

Bob Francis. He’s In.

FATHOM will be showing the stunning botanical photographs of Bob Francis in the 30 Days and 30 Nights Exhibition. This ad guy/creative director found new inspiration by applying his design skills and professional eye for color to a classic subject — creating his own post modern botanical style.  These images are truly breathtaking in their depth and detail and this exhibition gives you a rare opportunity to view the prints before they are framed and covered by glass.

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Mallory Morrison. She’s in.

Everyone here at FATHOM is very excited to hang the beautiful, dreamlike underwater photography of Mallory Morrison.  A dancer who shoots fashion, Mallory pushed past the limits of gravity and created a truly ethereal suite of pictures.  We sought out Mallory’s photography for the 30 Days and 30 Nights Exhibition because her color sense and unique compositions completely set her apart from much of the other underwater photos we’ve seen. 

Stop by FATHOM this April, we guarantee you’ll always remember these photographs.  For more details please check our Event Page.

Robert Landau. He’s in.

We’ are pleased to announce that acclaimed travel photographer and author Robert Landau will be showing at FATHOM.  His unique take on Los Angeles will be showcased in our 30 Days and 30 Nights of Photography Exhibition.  This time out, we are hanging a selection of Los Angeles neon signs shot by Robert over the last 40 years.  It’s part of larger exhibition of LA photography curated from Robert’s lifetime of roaming LA with a camera.  

Followers of Robert’s photography will also be glad to know that his Rock “N” Roll Billboards of Sunset Strip Exhibition is showing at the Skirball Cultural Center through August 16th.

No one shoots Los Angeles quite like Robert Landau -- stop by FATHOM this April and get a taste of Neon LA.  For reception schedules and additional information please subscribe here.

Fathom Goes Deep Into Downtown Los Angeles

It’s Official.  We’re opening in DTLA!  FATHOM is currently converting an old  Bank of America space into our new studio and gallery.  There’s no vault (everyone asks, so lets get that out of the way straight up).  The new project space is located inside the California Market Center, ground zero for the west coast style business, living at the crossroads of LA’s fashion and art districts.  The 2015 exhibition and event schedule will be announced very soon!

And so it begins...

FATHOM presents it’s inaugural exhibition:

L.A. Stories: 100 Years of Press Photography from the Watson Family Photographic Archive

It's a truly breathtaking timeline of Los Angeles photography through the lens of one family -- four generations, ten men each telling the story of their city from the perspective of their own life and times. Show opens 8.16.14 - 6-9pm.  Hope to see you there!