Last week I met up with artist Eve Kemp at his new studio and gallery space, Haus of Eve, to photograph him for a portrait series of Los Angeles artists, which I’ve been slowly working on over the past few years. Located on Washington Blvd. in Mid-City, Eve’s space is something to be experienced. It’s a French-gothic, candlelit den decorated with long, red curtains, porcelain figurines and unusual collectibles and also a gallery featuring a large selection of his paintings, which often incorporate recycled materials and have been described as human expressionist. He describes the entirety of it all as an installation, which seems right, since the feeling upon walking through the door is that you’re in another world. At first I was overwhelmed by all that I saw, but I’ve learned through experience that this is a good problem to have. Much more preferable than a blank wall. Everything was chill though, with friends coming and going over the couple hours I spent with him. I was quickly able to make sense of the chaos and find some compositions I liked. If you’re ever in the area, I suggest you take a look for yourself.