By E.M. Fredric
Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/16/2018 – The bi-annual, Beverly Hills Art show, returns this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 9439 Santa Monica Boulevard at Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills, CA. I’ve sat and/or posed with some pretty profound photographers and artists over the years – one was up for a Pulitzer Prize – but modeling for David Palmer and viewing his end product, is a fantastical experience.
Wiki describes Palmer as: “an American vocalist and songwriter, best known as a former member of Steely Dan and as the lyricist of the Carole King number two hit, Jazzman. I know him simply as a friend who creates a restrained yet bold world with his camera while Palmer’s bio describes him as a digital artist, photographer, songwriter, benevolent dictator and a romantic realist. In 2002, David would find himself immersed in photographic art discovering his own style, frame by frame. A home he’s at ease with.
“Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand described herself as a romantic realist. As part of her aesthetics, Rand defined romantic realism as a portrayal of life ‘as it could be and should be.’ She wrote: ‘The method of romantic realism is to make life more beautiful and interesting than it actually is, yet give it all the reality, and even a more convincing reality than that of our everyday existence.’”
Palmer strategically places his models in a thematic background that David painstakingly creates from his travels – to blend into whatever series he’s in the midst of originating – is nothing short of magical. See his website to get a fuller scope of the grand scale in which his lens captures images. David offers, “As part of the Beverly Hills show October 20th and 21st, for every print sold, no matter the print size, I’ll be offering a free seven song CD of my music. These songs are from the Lost Demos series you can hear on my website at: www.davidpalmerimages.com . These tunes were recorded over a period of years from the early 80’s until I gave up the musical ghost sometime in 1997.”
David’s booth – #370 – sits between Canon Drive and Crescent Drive and he offers both romantic realism and landscapes as well. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
The Beverly Hills Art Show is one of the largest and most respected outdoor shows on the west coast, attracting artists from all over the country and some of L.A.’s finest. There’s outdoor dining areas, wine & beer gardens, elegant music & artist demonstrations among the mixed art forms presented – there’s something for everyone at this diverse show.
Come meet David Palmer and buy some of his artwork in booth #370 or drop in to say “hello” – I know that I will.
David Palmer website: www.davidpalmerimages.com