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The Karma Foundation presents Kandyland III - 'An Evening of Decadent Dreams Where your sweetest fantasies come to life.' This exclusive Playboy Mansion party was to raise money for the Pay It Forward Foundation. The Most Outrageous, Hard Rockin' party of the Summer, Kandyland III was the ultimate sight and sound experience. My experience was like a dream where Alice in Wonderland fused with Willy Wonka. Hundreds of sexy Playmate type girls were hand picked to attend this year's event. Once you walked into the Mansion's party yard, you were sucked in by florescent mushrooms and candy dangling from trees. There was an open buffet with garlic shrimp, kobe beef skewers and something that could have once resembled a pizza. With unlimited drinks until 2AM, tipsy girls and guys jumped in the grotto and got acquainted. For dessert, there was plenty of candy going around and the best cannoli I have ever eaten! The resident Kandy DJs kept the party pumping all night long with music starting out as pop/top 40 then turning in to an exotic rave party around 1AM. Photographs taken by Cathy Immordino
Cathy Immordino grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis where she was exposed to the arts at an early age. Around the age of five, she was gifted a Polaroid instant camera to help occupy her time as her bones healed from a destructive car accident. That was when Cathy developed a keen eye for the arts and noticed the world around her differently. It wasn’t until after a career as an entertainer that Cathy considered her photography as more than just a hobby. In 2008, her first assignments were to photograph the nightlife of Los Angeles at places like the Playboy Mansion and stadiums turned into massive raves. Cathy grew out of photographing the nightlife as soon as she discovered fine art and the possibilities of digital manipulation. In 2009, Cathy began exhibiting her work in galleries and online exhibitions. Shortly after, she gained recognition from the International Photography Awards. As an emerging photographer, she is one of 160 L. A. photographers to be featured in MOPLA.