About US
Coming soon "Luna Girls" medium format Black & white

Documentary
Brotherhood Of Villains
Hummingbird Lane Movie
Photography
Alexandria Hotel
Photographer Edward Donato
Color Portraits shot in 4x5 transparency film 1997 -2003
The 4x5 film produces a much more gritty, less glossy looking image. The result is much different than the digital counterpart. The image's bold color was created using theoretical lighting with colored gels. The large format slides themselves exhibit vibrant color, seen in the prints .
Hollywood Starlet Bitten 1943
The Alexandria Hotel is situated in downtown Los Angeles, 5th & Spring Streets. Opened in 1906, it was one of the most socially active restaurants and hotels in its time.

Serving the Hollywood political and social elite, such as Winston Churchill, Enrico Caruso, King Edward VIII; and American presidents Taft, Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. Charlie Chaplin and Mae West used to frequent the hotel as well. After a few decades from its opening day, the Alexandria became a more desolate and lonely building; its occupants more sinister and underworld.

It's widely believed that the Alexandria is haunted by ghosts, spirits, unexplained paranormal activity, and even vampires. Fact or fiction, the hotel seemed like a beautiful platform to draw on creatively.

However, after its recent renovation, it is argued that the Alexandria Hotel has lost much of its old world charm.

The series was shot in rooms in the Alexandria, as well as in a prodution studio.

Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 color transparency film 2004
LEGEND OF THE HILLIBILLY VAMPIRE
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color film 4x5 transparency 2003
THE ART OF MANIPULATION
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color transparency film 2002
A MOMENT BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2001
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C Color from 4x5 transparency film 2001
UNTITLED
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 trancparency film 2001
RED ROSE ALEXANDRIA HOTEL
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2001
UNTITLED
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2003
DRIFTERS
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2000
DRIFTERS VERSION B
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2000
THE MADAM'S FAVORITE
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 1999
MY EYES LOOKING UP AT YOU
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2002
Our obsession with gangsters
"RIPimp" " Sexy Tanya" "Trigger Mike"
EGON'S PEACH
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2004
UNTITLED
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2003
35mm Motion Picture BW 2001
Scene 16 Scene 63 Scene 81
Scene 24 Scene 17 Scene 19
Anton
Edward Donato 16x20 Type C color from 4x5 transparency film 2004