|CINEMATOGRAPHER PHIL PARMET REVEALS
HIS LIFE-LONG LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WITH
"SELECTED WORK" AT HARRIS & RUBLE GALLERY
"Selected Work" is an exhibition of Phil Parmet's black & white photography created in the course of his wildly independent career as a cinematographer for film, television, and music videos for such groundbreaking artists as Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen and Frank Zappa.
After an apprenticeship with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, Parmet began making films with Academy-Award winning documentarian Barbara Kopple: both films he worked on, "Harlan County USA" and "American Dream" won Oscars and transported him to locations he began capturing with his still camera as well. His background with a hand-held camera led to projects that demanded a look that was real without being self-conscious, and he developed close working relationships with a number of independents including Steve Buscemi, Scott Caan, Alexandre Rockwell and Rob Zombie.
The Harris & Ruble Gallery reflects the eclecticism and avocation of its proprietors, Marcella Ruble and Alan Harris, who purchased the historically significant building at the intersection of Santa Monica and Cole to house their gallery and eponymous legal practice.