Photographer Kwaku Alston captures the classic California lifestyle of vintage VW buses and Venice Beach’s “Horizon Court”
Kwaku Alston been photographing Venice Beach, where he lives, for over a decade, and he occasionally exhibits some of those images at his studio on Abbott-Kinney Boulevard. His 2009 series, Volkslivin’ featured his portraits of vintage Volkswagen buses parked in and around his neighborhood. I’ve always possessed a great affinity for vintage VWs and immediately gravitated towards Kwaku’s vibrant and charming, California-lifestyle images. You can continually keep up with these wonderful images via his blog: http://www.volkslivin.com/
Kwaku Alston’s photographic repertoire additionally includes portrait photography which features some of the most famous faces in the world—from Hollywood luminaries like Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., and Jennifer Hudson to President Barack Obama and the First Family—for editorial and advertising clients. Kwaku also donates his time to a variety of charities and nonprofits, including the DesignACure Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, the Black AIDS Institute, the Smiley Faces Foundation, and the Venice Family Clinic.