Albert Reed is a director, painter and model. After appearing in numerous high-end clothing ads and commercials for brands such as Diesel, Levis, Izod, American Crew and Abercrombie as well as the fifth season of Dancing With the Stars, Reed took off for a three year stint to travel, write and build art installations around the globe. In 2010, he founded Just Another House Party, for which he directs print editorials and short films. Currently, Reed is one of the featured directors the Cine-Short series at The Standard, whose film is debuting tonight. He resides between New York City and Los Angeles.
What’s hot right now?
What’s “hot” is over in five seconds. We can thank mobile media for that. Longevity comes from the truly talented few. I love designer Jeremy Scott, columnist Joel Stein, band Graffiti6, directors Spike Jones and Wes Anderson, street artists RISK and The Date Farmers, timeless movies The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Easy Rider and American Psycho and my favorite music artist who’s fresh out, Theophilus London.
What’s driving creative people to flock to LA?
I think LA’s art movement is gaining so much respect globally now, especially with our street art scene, that people are flocking here not only to make names for themselves but to be a part of such a positive inspiring community.
What’s the best thing about LA in the summer? Why?
Long, hot summer days. Why? Gives you more time to play.