On December 9th, street art photographer and Hi-Fructose contributor, Bryan Mier (aka Birdman) stepped out from behind the camera to present his debut solo show “Wish You Were Here” at Novel Café. Featuring a photo collection of some of the best graffiti and street artists working today, “Wish You Were Here” documents Birdman’s nightly adventures in LA and invites the viewer into a world otherwise rarely witnessed firsthand. From an up close and personal shot of HowNosm on a hydraulic lift to Ludo wheat pasting in a conspicuous location, each piece explores the artist’s creative (and sometimes dangerous) process of donating art to the streets.
In addition to the photographic images, collaborative works with David Flores, KH no 7, Phil Lumbang, Gregory Siff, Lydia Emily and Cyrcle were on display as well. Using photo portraits taken by Birdman, each artist personalized the images with their own unique aesthetic. “Wish You Were Here” is on display through December 31st.