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Photos: Exploring The Fringes Of Southern California

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New York-based photographer Tod Seelie has a new show in downtown Los Angeles where he explores the fringes of SoCal.

The exhibit 'Outland Empire' opens this Saturday. Seelie, whose work as appeared in VICE, Juxapoz and Rolling Stone explored the weirdness of the West Coast with his new body of work. Rowdy punk shows, curious people, a Hollywood motel, abandoned desert buildings, Slab City and downtown Los Angeles make up scenes in Seelie's 'Outland Empire.' The work has a bit of a post-Apocalyptic feel, but not a dreary The Road one. It's more of a Mad Max where everyone parties hard and gets along.

Performing at the gallery opening will be hip-hop/punk act HO99O9, and Seelie will also be selling signed copies of his book, BRIGHT NIGHTS. There will also be some beverages around for those who arrive early enough to score them. The show will run through March 14.

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Tod Seelie's 'Outland Empire.' March 7, 7-10 p.m. Superchief Gallery, 739 Kohler St., DTLA. Free.

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