Photography journal Moholy Ground Magazine celebrates their 4th issue with a release party at Photobooth in San Francisco on Saturday, May 19th!

The Moholy Ground Project, Inc. is proud to announce that on May 19, 2012, they will release the forth issue of Moholy Ground Magazine, a journal of photography that creates unique opportunities for artists from the San Francisco Bay Area to gain exposure, experience, and present significant new work in a stunning print format. Issue 4 features the photography of Nicholas Albrecht along with Todd Sanchioni, Jaime Beechum, Ryan Chard Smith, Mike Narciso, Jeff McElroy, and Scott Finsthwait. 

The Moholy Ground Project will celebrate the release the fourth issue with a FREE reception on May 19th from 6pm – 11pm at San Francisco’s most happening photo studio and supply shop, Photobooth, located in the heart of the Mission! Issues of Moholy Ground Magazine will be available for purchase while you sip wine and peruse the work of the magazine’s featured photographers. Musical guests for the night include Matt Pankuch and Meridians, as well as DJs Boom Bostic and Gabuchan.

More about Moholy Ground Magazine:
Committed to stimulating critical discourse as well as documenting and fostering connections within the contemporary arts, Moholy Ground Magazine features the work of emerging photographers along with informative essays, interviews, and articles. The journal focuses on photography designed to explore the contemporary possibilities of the medium while publishing compelling and authentic images about the people and places in the Bay Area. 

Issue 1 of Moholy Ground Magazine hit the stands in May of 2010 and features the work of Gabriel Wheeler, Leo Docuyanan, Amal Mongia, and John Coyne.

Issue 2 launched in January of 2011 with a 10-day exhibit at Root Division in San Francisco where work was displayed from the issue’s featured photographers Trevor Traynor, Unnikrishnan Raveendranathan, Josie Ramondetta, Scott Walker, Scott MacDonald, and Richard H. Hart.

Issue 3 showcases the photography of Troy “Lost America” Paiva, Sonia Savio, Austin McManus, Travis Jensen, and Michael Shindler and coincided with a spectacular week-long show of the featured photographers at Photobooth.

San Francisco’s Westerfeld Mansion or the “Russian Embassy.”

A Documentary About a Legendary San Francisco Mansion, 123 Years in the Making.

Some know San Francisco’s Westerfeld Mansion as the “Russian Embassy,” the site of an infamous brothel run by Czarist Russians in the 1920s. Some know it as a ramshackle boarding house for Fillmore district jazz performers of the 1950s. Most remember it as the magical crash pad of 1960’s counterculture luminaries that inspired Tom Wolfe, Janis Joplin, Ken Kesey, Anton LaVey, Bobby Beausoleil, and Kenneth Anger alike to fly their freak flag from the turrets of this Victorian palace.

F is for Fake Pictures brings you House of Legends, a feature-length documentary directed by Mat Dara that explores the making of a legend by investigating the history and the myths behind San Francisco's Historical Landmark #135. 123 years in the making, the old Westerfeld Mansion has a brilliant story to tell through many of its famous, infamous, and colorful inhabitants and visitors over the past 12 generations.

House of Legends features interviews with former tenants, visitors, and experts such as Fayette Hauser (photographer and original member/costumer of gender-bending 1960’s troupe The Cockettes), Charles Fracchia (San Francisco Historian and co-founder of Rolling Stone Magazine), John Handy (Grammy-nominated jazz legend of the Fillmore), current owner James Siegel, and so many more!

House of Legends is currently in production and is the only film to date that focuses on this historic mansion. House of Legends is currently raising production funds and needs your help to reach completion. Please visit our Indiegogo Campaign at http://www.houseoflegendsmovie.com/ to be part of the unique project.

This is an opportunity to connect with and preserve a cultural landmark by making a financial pledge that will directly contribute to immortalizing one of San Francisco's most fabulous landmarks. Fundraising ends May 2nd, so please visit http://www.houseoflegendsmovie.com/ today!