As part of our first-ever LA-based Speakeasy, UNSUNG HEROES OF THE AMERICAN WEST, Art Directors and Photo Editors working in LA featured their favorite LA-based photographer or illustrator, and talked work, creativity, assignments, and more.

Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood hosted SPD and our friends on the West Coast for an evening of fun, creativity, networking and cocktails; Lisa Thackaberry, photo editor for Modern Luxury's Angeleno shared the work of Mathieu Young.

What's that awesome song, you wonder? Rickie Lee Jones' "Tell Somebody (Repeal the Patriot Act)." Add it to your playlist.

spd.org/speaker-series/2010/06/spdsmashbox-la-unsung-heroes-o.php

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