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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Underneath It All

These images from John Miller's show at Metro Pictures gallery look like end film credits. They're not. Here's what they are: Text from personal ads on Lavalife, an online dating service, superimposed on photographs of the area (West Hollywood) in which the Lavalife members live. I liked the contrast between these pumped-up, I'm-so-hot ads and the grungy areas. The images seemed emblematic of Hollywood: underneath all the artifice and come-ons, it's just a greasy, old gas station. (Images via 303 Gallery)