Alex Oh

Art Director/Designer/Filmmaker, Los Angeles

Disposable Magazine x Urban Outfitters

 
 
 
 

Alex Oh is an art director, designer, filmmaker, and beyond born in Los Angeles but raised in the bay. He works for the Transparent Agency, a company that features artists like Dumbfoundead and Far East Movement, connecting the Asian and American music scene. His photos were taken at the Space Yacht party in Los Angeles headlined by friend and musician Rell the Soundbender forthe release of his Diablo EP

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@upthere91

 
 
 

Are you originally from LA?

I was originally born in LA but grew up in the Bay Area. 

 

Can you tell us a little more about the people we see in your pictures?

The running theme I had in my head while I was shooting was to capture artists in their natural environments and spaces. So all of the people in my pictures is an artist in some way or form, whether it be a DJ, a painter, a violinist, a director, an actress, a rapper, or an improv group. As an artist myself, it is also a behind the scenes look at my space and the environments I find myself in. 

 

Your pictures seem to revolve around music? 

The party I shot was at Space Yacht, this crazy ass dance music party usually held on Tuesday nights. They’re also known for passing out pizza during the middle of the show. This show was headlined by my man Rell the Soundbender to celebrate the release of his new Diablo EP.

Some of my other photos revolve around my place of work, Transparent Agency, which is an entertainment company and record label. Rell is actually an artist on the label, as well as Far East Movement and Dumbfoundead who show up in some of the shots (Big S/o to them!). The company focuses on servicing global artists and bridges the gap between Asia and the United States, so you get a glimpse of the Asian music scene in my photos.

 

When you spend time at home, what do you do?

Either working on something or doing nothing at all.

 

We meet you again in 10 years, where are you and what do you do?

Hopefully traveling and creating something classic. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Your idea of happiness? 

Sleeping in 

 

Your idea of misery? 

Wet socks

 

If not yourself, who would you be?  

Goku

 

Your heroes? 

The Wutang Clan

 

What is your present state of mind?

Hazy but clear

 

Bedside table books? 

Disposable Magazine 

 

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? 

Take a blunt to the face

 

Do you collect? 

Polaroids

 

Tea or coffee? 

Yerba Mate 

 

What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? 

I thought pressing the hazard light button in a car would make it explode

 
 
 
 

A color? 

Camo

 

A city? 

San Francisco

 

What are your plans for this weekend? 

BBQ with the homies

 

A song? 

Daniel Caesar- Best Part feat. HER

 

Right or left handed? 

Right

 

What is the best dish you can cook? 

Cereal

 

What is your middle name? 

영석

 

What do you do in your free time? 

Catch up on sleep

 

What inspires you? 
Authenticity

 

What do you do for money? 

I make music videos

 

What do you do for pleasure? 

Work