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New Artist Showcase | Louis Kravitz

My photographs are about people and often their reaction to me.

A near perfect day for me is meeting with interesting looking people who are willing to let me photograph them. We talk a little; maybe with luck there is a connection and they let me shoot. I try to capture something of the person’s character, emotions and what is unique about them.

I am fortunate to be able to travel outside the United States. I enjoy meeting and photographing people of different cultures. My images attempt to show the themes most people share as they move through their lives – the joys and fears of childhood, the love and pride of parents, the intensity of people working, playing, cooking, buying, selling and worshipping. And, sometimes it is the courage they bring to just living.

Through my travels I have come to believe that we as people are in this life together, that we are relatives on a basic level, with common desires and aspirations, if not beliefs.

Prior to becoming a photographer, I worked for 45 years as an actuary. In 1977, I founded the consulting firm that is now known as Kravitz, Inc. and headquartered in Los Angeles. Today my son, Daniel, heads the firm and I remains active as its Chairman.



N E I L   R E I C H L I N E

photography & fine prints

The Fine Art Los Angeles Collection, Photos from the Early History of Photography


Photos by Edward Steichen, Edward Curtis, Margaret Bourke-White, Russell Lee, Lewis Hine, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz and more.


Modern Archival Pigment prints, suitable for matting, framing and display.



































“Shooting photographs to me is being in the here and now. In that state my vision is acute, my focus is outward and I become sensitively aware of what lies before me. I love that state of being and I love that photography takes me there.”  — Neil Reichline, 2010



I love people watching and Paris is a great place to do it! Like all great cosmopolitan cities there’s an unending stream of all types and varieties of interesting humans on the cities streets.
Whether sitting in my favorite outdoor cafes, strolling the Seine, or visiting the many historic sites, Paris provided a feast for the eyes and a great boost for my belief in the romance and beautiful potential of all humanity.



Featured Artist: MARY E. DOYLE 

Mary E. Doyle, Ph.D., is a well-respected scholar in the field of Colonial Latin American History, having received two Fulbrights. Her 1988 doctoral dissertation, entitled “The Ancestor Cult and Burial Ritual in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Central Peru,” continues to be quoted as the premier work on ancestor cults, burial rituals, the formation and functioning of social groups in the Andes, the purpose and use of sacred objects and sacred places, and many other important topics for understanding the indigenous peoples of pre-Hispanic and Colonial Central Peru.

Dr. Doyle went on to obtain a second Master’s degree in Psychology in 2014 with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since then, she has been working full-time as an artist, using acrylic paint on canvas, and pencil and charcoal on her many art projects on paper.
Dr. Doyle initially went to Peru as part of UCLA’s Education Abroad Program in 1978. She attended the Catholic University in Lima for two years because she was having such a successful time in her scholarly pursuits. She worked as a Research Assistant at Peru’s most prestigious Think Tank: The Institute of Peruvian Studies (El Instituto de Estudios Peruanos), on the project entitled “The Extirpation of Idolatry in 17th and 18th Century Central Peru,” in which she worked transcribing and editing the 10,000 pages of documents produced by the friars of the Archbishopric of Lima in an effort to understand and destroy indigenous religious practices. As a result, they left detailed descriptions of all types of religious practices, myths, and rituals. Her dissertation was based on information from these documents.
Dr. Doyle minored in South American Anthropology and Archaeology. She participated in a five-summer archaeological excavation at the Moche site of Pacatnamu on the North Coast of Peru, and she discovered the most important textile ever found for the Moche culture after only a few days of excavating there.
Dr. Mary E. Doyle’s art is influenced by the natural world, as well as by the Peruvian pre-Hispanic cultures of the Moche–North Coast of Peru (200 – 800 A.D.) and the Nazca–South Coast of Peru (100 B.C. – 650 A.D.). The distinctive borders surrounding many of her pieces can be considered her trademark.



Food For Healthy Living

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet.

Some of our highlight menu

Sweet potatoes also form the base of an intriguing side dish at Arrogant Swine — an all-pork BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  They’re mashed and pressed into waffles, flavored with walnuts, bourbon and maple — the ultimate sweet counterpoint to salty, fatty hunks of long-sweet-potato-friessmoked pig.

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Top Turkey Dishes in Chicago

While we simply couldn’t imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, we don’t think to eat it that often the other 364 days of the year.  Sure, turkey is a popular cold cut in sandwiches and salads, as well as a viable burger substitute for non red meat eaters, but there aren’t a ton of memorable turkey dishes.  That’s why we’ve rounded up a number of notable exceptions, that truly take the under-appreciated protein to the next level, from the classic Turkey Chili at Empire Diner to the exotic Turkey Ramen at Talde.

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Seasonal Eats Sweet Potatoes

So lets get this out of the way first — Sweet Potatoes are not the same thing as Yams.  In fact, they’re from two entirely different plant families.  And as opposed to sweet potatoes, yams are dry, highly starchy and have white-colored flesh. They’re also usually larger than sweet potatoes, weighing in at three to eight pounds each.  But if you insist on continuing to refer to that classic Thanksgiving dish as “candied yams,” well, who are we to argue?

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