members Russell Carpenter, Charlie Lieberman, Richard Crudo, David Darby and
James Chressanthis contribute fine art to auction benefitting the children’s
arts charity.
Los Angeles—Fine art
photography from prominent members of the American Society of Cinematographers
will be featured in City Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Art Auction, November 1st,
at The Leica Gallery in West Hollywood. Among the items on auction will be an
exquisite floral photograph by Russell Carpenter, ASC, Academy Award-winning
cinematographer of Titanic.
Others contributing work to the event
include Charlie Lieberman, ASC (Once and
, Heroes); Richard Crudo,
ASC (Justified, American Pie), David Darby, ASC (National Geographic, PBS), and
two-time Emmy Award nominee James Chressanthis, ASC (Four Minutes, Life with Judy
Garland: Me and My Shadows
). Donated work includes and Lieberman’s haunting
image of a waterfall in Hug Point, Oregon; Crudo’s graceful image of a seagull
in flight; Chressantis’ shot of a brooding railway station in Vladivostok,
Russia and Darby’s heart-stopping, monochromatic view of Monument Valley, Utah
under a blanket of “frozen fog.”
David Darby, ASC, Monument Valley

“When I arrived it was 100 degrees,”
recalls Darby of his Monument Valley shot. “The weather couldn’t seem to figure
out which way to go, and at times neither could I. But once a hole opened up to
show some distance and relief, I realized I was in the right place at a very
fortunate time. I’ve seen this scene many times, but never like that morning…and
probably never again.”
Richard Crudo ASC, In Flight
Along with the stills from the ASC cinematographers,
City Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Art Auction will feature work from many
other fine art and celebrity photographers. Jeff Bridges, Doug Kirkland, Herb
Ritts, George Hurrell, Kim-Gottlieb Walker, Eli Reed, Anthony Friedkin, Julia
Dean, Michael Semaan, Henry Diltz, Helen K. Garber, Stehani Kong Uhler, Nicola
Goode and Steve Banks are among the contributors.
Crudo says that he supports City
Hearts because of the impact it makes on young lives. “City Hearts does a
tremendous job of exposing young people to opportunities otherwise be
unavailable to them,” he says. “In doing so, they help reveal talents and
proclivities that can lead to lives of a much grander scale with wonderful
benefits both for the individual and society at large.”
James Chressanthis, ASC, Train Station, Vladivostok 
City Hearts
CITY HEARTS: For over 30 years,
programs have been that very special place for children to grow, experience the
Arts, and learn skills that help motivate and enhance school involvement,
community engagement, and a sense of caring and compassion for their local and
the global communities while encouraging and inspiring children to reach their
full potential. Founded in 1984 by Juvenile Court Public Defenders, Bob and
Sherry Jason, City Hearts has provided unique training and experiences in the
Arts to over 30,000 children since our inception. We believe that intervention
and prevention are key elements to nurturing our children to become creative,
compassionate and responsible young adults. 
City Hearts is southern California’s pre-eminent Arts education outreach
Fresh Focus: A New Shot at Life, City
Hearts’ Photography program, encourages students to shoot with cameras – not
guns. “We teach our students to evaluate their lives and community with a
critical eye so that they may, in turn, educate others about their world and
tell their ‘story behind the shot’,” Jason explains.
What: City
Hearts: 4th Annual Fresh Focus Photo Auction
When:  Sunday, November 1, 2015. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
Where: The
Leica Gallery, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West
Hollywood, CA 90048
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