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George Holz Talk

  • Ahmanson Auditorium, ArtCenter Hillside Campus 1700 Lida St Pasadena, CA, 91103 United States (map)

ArtCenter Photography & Imaging is proud to present the launch of alumnus George Holz’s latest book, Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits, designed by John Heiden of Smog Design Inc.

Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography & Imaging Department, will lead a conversation with photographer George Holz, and John and Jeri Heiden of Smog Design about the making of the book and their celebrated careers in the entertainment industry.

George Holz
Renate Gruber from the Museum Ludwig in Cologne describes photographer George Holz’s images as having an “unexplainable elegance,” full of “allure” and “elite Imagery” that conveys his “intense admiration of and respect for” his subjects, some of the world’s best-known film stars, athletes, and musicians.  Holz’s portraits are a virtual who’s who of Hollywood and through his photographs and stories he presents an intimate glimpse into a glamorous world.

Smog Design Inc.
Smog Design is Los Angeles based firm recognized for their work on book design, packaging, advertising, identity and merchandising design.

John Heiden
John’s interest in fashion and photography led him to work in New York and Europe in his early career.  Returning to L.A., he worked at Warner Bros. Records for 3 years before opening his own design studio, partnering with Dutch design firm Hard Werken.  John went on to found Smog Design Inc. in 1995.

Jeri Heiden
Prior to joining Smog Design in 1999 as Creative Director, Jeri spent 17 years working in the music industry at Warner Bros. Records and A&M Records as an executive and creative director.  Her work can be seen on over 400 album campaigns and she has received 4 Grammy nominations for packaging design.