Dirty Lights a group photography exhibition

The Dirty Lights Collective, Filter Magazine, Dilettante, Photoculture and Swing House Studios are proud to present the group photography exhibition, DIRTY LIGHTS. Merging a street and documentary theme with rock ‘n’ roll, music photographer and director Piper Ferguson and writer/director-photographer Paul Solet united with fellow multi-hyphenates Jason Alvino and William Rot to form the Dirty Lights Collective. The collective will celebrate the opening of DIRTY LIGHTS–the photography exhibit–with a private viewing (6pm) followed by a party (8pm-Midnight, open to the public) on Saturday, September 8 at Swing House Studios (7175 Willoughby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046). Live band announcements are forthcoming.  Following the opening night reception, DIRTY LIGHTS will be viewable by appointment or online by virtual gallery.  

The DIRTY LIGHTS exhibit features thirteen incredibly diverse LA artists including veteran photographers Piper Ferguson, Michael Tighe, Joseph Llanes and sought-after upstarts like Eliot Lee Hazel, Tamar Levine, David Uzzardi, William Rot, Jason Alvino, and Emma Elizabeth Garr, alongside the photography of artists throughout the entertainment industry, from guitarist Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and Chris Robinson Brotherhood), to actor-comedian Andy Dick (“The Andy Dick Show”), to Sundance film writer-director Paul Solet (Grace), to Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Black Swan). The Dirty Lights Collective has assembled compelling film directors, cinematographers, musicians, comedians, writers, and photographers. “We all work in features films, commercials, or as professional photographers, so the still image is a common undercurrent we all share,” said Paul Solet of his co-curators. “We’re always turning each other on to our favorite work by our friends around town,” adds Piper Ferguson. “We thought it would be exciting to put together an event with people that we admire both, as friends and artists.” 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pablove Shutterbugs, a program of the Pablove Foundation that teaches children living with cancer to develop their own creative voice through the art of photography.

Swing House Studios 7175 Willoughby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

  • Saturday, September 8–Invitation Only 6:00-8:00pm,
  • Open to All 8:00-Midnight
  • Viewings by appointment: September 8–October 8

Prints available for purchase through virtual gallery September 9th




Chris "MUG5" Maguire is a multimedia futurist that specializes in all things multimedia. From Record Production to Film Making Chris has worked with hi-end clients the world over. Chris is the Editor in Chief of both KingLoaf.com & Altsounds.com