Ragsdale Road, Victory Tischler-Blue © 2012
Ragsdale Road, Victory Tischler-Blue © 2012

“There’s always a minor chord running through my work and everyone has a story. Some are just darker than others.”

– Victory Tischler-Blue

A member of the iconic 1970s all-girl rock band, The Runaways, Victory Tischler-Blue left the band at the age of 19 to pursue a successful creative life producing and directing television and motion pictures, all the while building an elegant body of still photographic images.

Spot Photo Works is pleased to present Victory Tischler-Blue’s Of Beauty and Ruin, from September 20 through November 11, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, September 20 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 6679 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Stardust, New Mexico by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2014
Stardust, New Mexico by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2014

Tischler-Blue’s stunning landscape photographs capture the epic beauty of the Southwestern desert, and with it the remains of failed dreams under crystalline skies. The fine line between life and ruin shows on the faces of her raw-boned outlier portraits: some androgynous, some damaged but rich with life and as fragile as an empty tank of gas, a well gone dry or a faded love.

Smile Now, Cry Later by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2012
Smile Now, Cry Later by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2012

“I’m always drawn to wild places as well as the people who inhabit them,” says Tischler-Blue. “For me, photography is all about intimacy and the element of surprise. There’s a magic that comes along with things not planned, and being open to it allows for the unscripted to manifest.” Ultimately the endless star-filled skies of the open desert win out and we as viewers are driven on a road trip full of wonders.

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Victory Tischler-Blue lives in Palm Springs, California.

Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011
Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011

Sept 20 – Nov 11, 2014

Opening Reception for the Artist: Sat Sept 20, 6pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am–5:30pm

Spot Photo Works is located at 6679 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood at Crossroads of the World.


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  1. Hi Kathleen, I’m curious. Is it possible to print photos from the iPhone with your services? I met u at Dennis’ opening & want to improve my photos.

    Thanks K

    Sent from my iPhone

    Kathleen Matson 310-367-2558 kathleenmatson.blogspot.com Twitter@kathleensmatson Facebook/kathleensmatson


    1. Kathleen, any lab could print your iPhone photos. You just need to download from your phone and give to the lab on a thumb drive or via their email or ftp. http://www.schulmanphotolab.com next door to Spot Photo Works can print that work. They do fine art exhibition printing, so if you’re after something of high quality, they’re a great bet. If you just want snapshot quality prints, you might seek another lab – less pro, more consumer based.

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