Gilbert "Magu" Lujan died this last weekend of cancer, just before a benefit was to take place to raise money for his health care. Magu was an important artist not only here in Los Angeles, but for most everyone he came in contact with.
These portraits are startling contemporary insights into the society of men. These are men who clearly have lived lives of intensity and peril and are part of a society that signals their wounds with physical visuals.
Neumann's latest work captures the raw, unstaged moments that create the American experience. Whether he is shooting on large format camera or simply an iPhone, his photography connects with the truth in life.