Multi-talented international DJ Myles Hendrik – perhaps one of the most famous on the planet – is steadily establishing himself as a formidable artist and poet. With the debut of his first solo photography exhibition, titled “Dreams of L.A. Photographs”, Hendrik continuously demonstrates a mastery for revealing what lies beneath the obvious, providing a studied exploration of the invisible cracks and patches that come together to form a beautiful whole.
Curated by Holly Purcell, owner and director of FF10-51 Gallery in Los Angeles, Hendrik’s exhibition – currently on view at Maxfield Gallery L.A. until August 1st, 2018 – lives up to its name, showcasing eerie snapshots of his many encounter’s that on first view also become viscerally familiar.
Hendrik, the imaginative documentarian, emerges from his notoriety as the music man behind thumbing club-bangers for A-lister’s, tastemakers, and the city’s hip kids to capture thoughtful and reflective images that are seemingly mundane but, upon further examination, reveal deeply descriptive and subliminal illustrations of people, places, and things.
Hendrik is also a masterful storyteller who uses the lens as a means of finding beauty within the most banal objects. Having spent the last 15 years of his career documenting his many experiences and travels, “Dreams Of L.A. Photographs” is a testament to Hendrik’s skill as a profoundly detailed and fastidious practitioner in the art of photography, using his Pocket35 camera to immortalize poetic and non-confrontational depictions of street culture.
Photo Credit: Myles Hendrik: Dreams Of LA Photographs