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Surf Noir

La Luz is easily my favorite band today. I’ve been a fan since 2015 when they released their 2nd album Weirdo Shrine (produced by Ty Segall). At the time I was listening to LOTS of surf music and my usual favorites like Link Wray, The Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Shannon and the Clams and Irma Thomas. I came across La Luz and found that their darker surf tones blended all the elements that drew me to each of the artists listed above and immediately fell in love. They're top notch musicians and somehow they make everything look easy. Their vocals are easy, none of that belting stuff that I can't stand. Singers who scream and belt through a song like mad are just not my thing. La Luz's california surf-doo-wop-space-noir is exactly the type of music I've been dreaming of writing and listening to for years.

I watched them perform live at Public Arts in the city. As usual I brought the wrong gear with me. These were shot with a rangefinder camera with the smallest rangefinder patch, making it nearly impossible to focus in dim light. I had to zone focus most of the night (yuck). I also brought the wrong film speed, a 200 rated at 100. No flash of course. (What was I thinking?!?) Photos were severely undexposed. I had to rely on quick spot metering as soon as I found a spotlight waiting to flare through. But the photos have an interesting mood and captured something magical about this band. I love the way these turned out anyhow.


They played my favorite song and happy I had the chance to record :)


meeting shana while buying merch made my night. #luzer

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The Ordinary

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different design elements from unrelated and deconstructed sources.

❊ design

a surfing life

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moody montauk

having the beach to ourself. montauk off-season. 35mm. self-processed

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small vastness

simple neutrals.

❊ home

home is a minimalist retreat

❊ home

the lost days

sessions on the guitar, lap steel,
piano, synth, ukelele

till there was you

Lara Dominguez: lap steel
excerpt

guilty

Lara Dominguez: piano
excerpt

toothpaste kisses

Lara Dominguez: electric guitar
Marcelo Dominguez: acoustic guitar

tonight you belong to me

Lara Dominguez: ukelele
Marcelo Dominguez: electric guitar, ebow

new year's eve

Lara Dominguez: vocals
Marcelo Dominguez: acoustic guitar

only you know

Lara Dominguez: piano

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stroboscopic. dream machine.

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