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Brian Michaels

About Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels is grew up in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles in the glory days of the late 1960s and 70s. Only a stone's throw from the Sunset Strip, Michaels had an early education in rock music. Michaels attended his first punk rock show at the age of 14 at the Whiskey a Go Go and has been going strong ever since. Brian is a defense attorney by profession but adds photography and writing to a list of his many passions outside of the his job. Brian can be found on the web at

Santa Monica’s Memorial Paddle Out for George Floyd

Last Friday, more than 200 surfers from the Los Angeles area joined others around the world as they took part in a hallowed surfing ritual with its roots in Hawaii. Participants circled their surfboards and held hands alongside the Santa … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Images From The Protests in Santa Monica

Photographer Brian Michaels shot these images at the Black Lives Matter protests in Santa Monica on Friday, June 5.

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Photo Gallery: Images From The Protests in Los Angeles

Photographer Brian Michaels took these images in Downtown LA, the Westside and Van Nuys during the protests against police brutality on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, 2020.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies LA With Sara Silverman, Public Enemy Radio

Vermont Senator and apparent presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders greeted his supporters on Sunday at the LA Convention Center for a pre-Super Tuesday Rally, alongside Chuck D and Public Enemy Radio, Sara Silverman and Dick Van Dyke. Brian Michaels offers these … Continue reading

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LA Gathers at Staples Center to Pay Tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant: Photo Gallery

Every day people have gathered at the Staples Center to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant as the city grieves. View the photo gallery after the jump.

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry Headline Supergroup “Hollywood Vampires”

The lair of the original “Hollywood Vampires” lay at the top of the stairs of the Sunset Strip’s venerable Rainbow Room, in a loft where a plaque is bolted to the wall identifying those legendary rock stars, many of whom … Continue reading

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Abbot Kinney Fest 2015

A blisteringly hot and sticky Sunday in Venice Beach brought out thousands for the 31st annual Abbot Kinney Fest along the mile long stretch of boutiques and eateries along the now gentrified, some would call hip, boulevard of the same … Continue reading

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2015 Academy Awards – Our Predictions!

It’s that time of year again in Los Angeles.  Oscar season is upon us and it’s time to get our prognostications out just in the nick of time. This is shaping up to be one of the most difficult Oscars … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up! Historic California Surf hits Malibu Beach.

Historic surf sets hit the Southern California coast this week as the result of Hurricanes in the Pacific. Waves of 10-12 feet hit the Malibu Coast which drew epic crowds to see some of our best local surfers. World famous … Continue reading

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Our 2014 Oscar Predictions – Put your “Gravity” boots on…

With a little more than a day away from the Academy Awards Ceremony and having now finally seen the last of each and every film nominated, with the exception of the 3 short documentaries Itunes couldn’t manage to release, here … Continue reading

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