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Apr 4, 2007

"Show Me Your Heart" photography by Estevan Oriol and Yasumasa Yonehara!!

Show Me Your Heart April 5- 29, 2007 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2007 from 7-9:30 p.m. San Francisco, CA (March 30, 2007) - Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to announce Show Me Your Heart. This new art exhibit juxtaposes the work of two internationally-renowned, contemporary photographers. The show presents the subcultures of Los Angeles and Tokyo, two vastly different metropolises, through the lenses of Estevan Oriol and Yasumasa Yonehara. Both photographers draw upon beautiful women for inspiration for this exhibit, in which each image is a reflection of the artist’s own distinct professional and cultural backgrounds. Estevan Oriol(www.estevanoriol.com) began his career in the entertainment industry in the late 1980s as a club bouncer at several of Los Angeles’ most popular hip hop clubs and infamous Hollywood hangouts. In 1995 he began his forge into photography, thus discovering his talents at capturing the raw essence of street life. Within a short time, he became featured in dozens of magazines worldwide including The Source, Details, Vibe, The Fader and Rolling Stone. Oriol is currently one of the creative directors and partners of SA Studios, a creative agency he formed with Mister Cartoon based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to exhibiting his photography worldwide, Estevan still finds time to direct music videos for such groups as Cypress Hill, D12, Linkin Park and Blink 182 as well as feature films. Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara (www.loveyone.com) is the founder of Egg Magazine, a Japanese photo periodical that features a candid look at ganguro girls on the streets of Japan. He is known for his poloaroids of semi-erotic images of women which has landed him projects with American Apparel and editorals for magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Warp and Vice. As an editor, creative director and photographer, Yone has published numerous books and continues to exhibit worldwide.


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