Mark Hunter may resemble a young Jerry Garcia, but the 24-year-old with the nom de shutterbug "the Cobra Snake" is actually closer in spirit to the love child of Andy Warhol and Weegee. The candids king of the club-kids set, self-anointed chronicler of street fashion and reseller of secondhand threads is well on his way to becoming the fashion crowd's house photographer. A/V club Following in the footsteps of legions who've headed west to reinvent themselves, the rag-trade reality show "Project Runway" changed channels and production companies and relocated. Heidi Klum and increasingly less-than-mild-mannered mentor Tim Gunn are now basking in a sun-drenched, celebrity-stocked sixth season set in downtown L.A. and airing on Lifetime. Although the show is expected to shift coasts from season to season (all but the final episodes of a New York-based Season 7 are already in the can), the first cycle to touch down here makes L.A.'s offerings seem so picture-perfect you may find yourself searching for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in the credits.
Marvin Scott Jarrett