Thursday, February 22, 2018

LP Lundy Photographs Lake Michigan's Many Moods

LP Lundy wears many hats and in this podcast we focus on his work as a photographer. Lundy has been taking photos of Lake Michigan from the same location for a few years, at the waterfront facing East from the Northwestern Campus, capturing the moods, beauty and awesomeness of our lake neighbor.

This February Lundy’s Lake Michigan horizon portraits are on display at Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central Street. In this interview we talk about photography as a method to build relationships with your community and natural world.

Lake Michigan is blocks from Lundy’s house, a quick bike ride and an entity he is addicted (in a good way) to photographing it at the same day, every day...a source of inspiration.

Below is an example of the work on display at Backlot, all for sale with 100% going to the artist. Reach Lundy direct at lundy813[at] Lundy's work is on display this March at Creative Coworking, 922 Davis Street in Evanston.

LP Lundy Bio                                 

LP (Larry) Lundy has been a production designer for 35 years. Born in Queens, New York, he graduated from the State University College at Buffalo with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Lundy was a founding member of Hallwalls Art Center, along with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo and other artists in Buffalo in 1975, where he curated DADADAY (1976) and DADADAY 100 (2016), and the Buffalo Film Festival. Lundy produced a multi-media installation Urban Animal at ArtPark (1978). He developed Writeratio, to give writers an opportunity to read from their works. His art has been shown at The New Museum (NYC), A Space (Toronto), Art Institute of Chicago, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), and 33 Contemporary in Chicago among other venues.

Was a member of Randolph Street Gallery and curated the Loop Show (1981) at the historic Fisher Building in Chicago. Designed murals for the Mother’s of Perry Children’s Center in Buffalo through the CETA Program (1978). His art writing has appeared in The New Art Examiner, the Chicago Reader, the Journal of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lundy's set design work has been seen in film and TV productions such as High Fidelity, ER, The Babe, Flatliners, Chicago Hope, R Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet, Grand Piano, Shameless, Sense8 and Jupiter Ascending. He has twice won the Best of the Midwest Film Festival Best Art Direction Award, in 2002 and 2005.

He has taught production design at Columbia College from 2007 through 2012 and at Northwestern in 2011. He will be teaching at DePaul University beginning in March of 2018.


The Lisa D Show is a podcast celebrating creatives, featuring 20-minute, unedited conversations that mimic the live-radio vibe, low tech on purpose. Reach out to host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow[at]

1100 Florence in West Evanston started as a Polish Meat Shop, then became Greenleaf Cabinets and now houses art and events, and sometimes podcast interviews. Learn more at Photograph of 1100 Florence taken by Joerg Metzner at the I Love Evanston Pop Up on February 9, 2018, after a magnificent snow storm

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