Apolis Nomads

March 12, 2014

People: Joel Chen, Collector and Tastemaker

People: Joel Chen, Collector and Tastemaker

On February 28th, we sat down with art collector, tastemaker and real estate mogul, Joel Chen.

By Shea and Raan Parton
February 25, 2014

People: Apolis Nomad Documents Illegal Brewing

People: Apolis Nomad Documents Illegal Brewing

Over the past two years Apolis Nomad and Pulitzer Center Photojournalist, Micah Albert, has contributed to the Apolis Journal with his captivating photostories of Yemin, Algeria and his Apolis: Common Gallery exhibit of Dandora, Kenya.

By Shea Parton and Micah Albert
February 16, 2014

People: Yosi Sergant, Creative Force, Obama HOPE Campaign

People: Yosi Sergant, Creative Force, Obama HOPE Campaign

On January 15th, we caught up with Yosi Sergant, the creative force behind the Obama HOPE campaign at downtown Los Angeles' Grand Central market, G&B Coffee and Horse Thief BBQ.

By Raan and Shea Parton
February 6, 2014

People: Prakash Shroff, Photographer

People: Prakash Shroff, Photographer

We met up with Prakash Shroff at Apolis: Common Gallery when he was visiting the Arts District neighborhood on January 15th.

By Shea and Raan Parton
January 12, 2014

People: Seth Maxwell, Activist

People: Seth Maxwell, Activist

On October 31st I grabbed coffee at one of our favorite local coffee shops, Handsome Coffee Roasters, with Seth Maxwell.

By Shea Parton
January 7, 2014

People: Clive Piercy, Designer

People: Clive Piercy, Designer

On December 17th we caught up with Clive Piercy at our neighboring shop Alchemy Works.

By Raan and Shea Parton
November 26, 2013

People: Philip Otto, Designer and Cultural Engineer

People: Philip Otto, Designer and Cultural Engineer

On November 19th we crossed paths with Philip Otto at our favorite flower shop in downtown Los Angeles, Glasswing Floral. 

By Raan and Shea Parton
November 14, 2013

People: Timothy Campbell, Designer and Activist

People: Timothy Campbell, Designer and Activist

On October 25th I grabbed coffee at one of our favorite local cafes, Daily Dose, with Timothy Campbell.

By Raan Parton
November 7, 2013

People: Apolis Nomad Explores Algeria

People: Apolis Nomad Explores Algeria

We continue to notice two realities, the world is getting smaller and friendship can transform communities.

By Micah Albert
October 24, 2013

People: Apolis Nomad Explores Bangladesh

People: Apolis Nomad Explores Bangladesh

Early 2013 our friends at the at the Pulitzer Center introduced us to Jason Motlagh, an award-winning writer, photographer and filmmaker.

By Shea Parton & Jason Motlagh
October 3, 2013

People: Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder, Food Tank and FEED Projects

People: Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder, Food Tank and FEED Projects

On August 27th we finally crossed paths with Ellen Gustafson co-founder of the Food Tank and FEED Projects.

By Shea Parton
September 26, 2013

People: Chris Burkard, Photographer

People: Chris Burkard, Photographer

We came across Chris Burkard, through a close friend of ours, Jeff Taylor of Lonelyleap. Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California…

By Raan and Shea Parton
September 15, 2013

People: Zach Glassman, Photographer

People: Zach Glassman, Photographer

We came across Zach Glassman, founder of Passion Passport, by stumbling across his work online and just sending him an email. 

By Shea Parton & Zach Glassman
September 3, 2013

People: Jeremy Koreski, Photographer

People: Jeremy Koreski, Photographer

We first met the British Columbia native Jeremy Koreski through a close friend of ours, Darian Hocking of Free / Man.

By Shea Parton & Jeremy Koreski
August 20, 2013

People: Will Adler, Photographer

People: Will Adler, Photographer

My earliest memories of Will Adler chart all the way back to his 5th birthday.

By Shea Parton
June 22, 2013

People: Jeff Taylor, Filmmaker

People: Jeff Taylor, Filmmaker

London based film company, Lonelyleap, partnered with the most underestimated filmmaker to open their first American office in New York City.

By Shea Parton
May 18, 2013

People: Parker Fitzgerald, Photographer

People: Parker Fitzgerald, Photographer

We first met Parker Fitzgerald through a close friend of ours, Nathan Williams of Kinfolk magazine.

By Raan and Shea Parton
April 7, 2013

People: Mikael Kennedy, Photographer

People: Mikael Kennedy, Photographer

Just over a year ago a mutual friend introduced us to Mikael Kennedy while he was passing through our Arts District neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles.

By Raan Parton
April 4, 2013

People: Apolis Advocate Explores Africa

People: Apolis Advocate Explores Africa

We continue to notice two realities, the world is getting smaller and friendship can transform communities.

By Raan and Shea Parton
November 21, 2012

People: Dewey Nicks, Photographer and Director

People: Dewey Nicks, Photographer and Director

One of the reasons we love our coastal California hometown of Santa Barbara is it attracts a diverse set of visitors and residents.

By Raan & Shea Parton, Ryan Zoradi