As the entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles has captured the
imagination of millions and lured thousands more with the promise of fame
and fortune. But there is another Los Angeles – a city of dashed hopes and
broken dreams overshadowed by the klieg lights of Hollywood. It is the
city of Raymond Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and other icono-
clasts who saw a place infinitely more complex than a collection of studio
sets, tinsel, and glitter.
Acclaimed photographer Jim McHugh has artfully recorded this now faded
Los Angeles in Let’s Get Lost – a traveling photographic exhibit of beautiful
photographic prints that evoke the heady days of the 1930s and 1940s.
Famous for his recent large format Polaroid prints of Los Angeles, Jim McHugh has been photographing common things in an uncommon manner for thirty years. McHugh attended the Masters Program the UCLA Film School. He has since been a contributing photographer to People Magazine, the official photographer for the Grammy Awards and is currently on the masthead of Architectural Digest. Jim's photography has garnered many awards and is included in prominent collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and The Polaroid Collection. Jim has exhibited widely; nationally and internationally, with large solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the James Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles. Jim's work is featured at Louis Stern Fine Arts in Los Angles and Acte 2 Gallery in Paris. Known equally for his portraiture, McHugh has published several books of artists portraits including "The Art of Light and Space" by Abbeyville Press and "California Artists: New Work" b