Nothing else really matters right now
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Its seems as though that 50s south london boy flare is settling into California quite nicely.
Hedi Slimane does it again. Here's Saint Laurents Mens SS 14 Campaign.
Cheers to the Hunx & His Punx classic!
Sunday, January 19, 2014
So there's kind of an interesting story to these photos. They're screenshots of a photo that I took of a photo of a photo I had taken… or I think that's the right order, maybe. Basically, I took a photo using Photo Booth. Then I took a photo of those photos on my computer screen via my iPhone. And then I pulled those images up on my iPhone and took a screen shot of each image. So, they're screenshots of a photo that I took of a photo of a photo I had taken, right? I don't know. Anyway, some of you reading got her through instagram. Which is kind of funny if any of this makes sense.
Also I'm just a huge fan of images that look like surveillance recordings. There's something that I really like about how a photo taken of a computer screen or a television gets all fuzzy and distorted. Also the idea of watching life unfolding through computer and phone screens is totally weird. Like when you're watching breaking news stories on the television screen as they happen in real time. Its totally weird to think that we live life through looking at screens. We communicate through screens. We get inspired through screens. We learn through screens.
In other news, I got new glasses on the lower east side today! Which is why I put together this blogpost; I wanted to show them off. So, I spend the afternoon trying on about 100 vintage frames to find the perfect pair. I also spent the afternoon explaining to these older folks what moshing was. I had to explain how sometimes when I go to shows my glasses fall off and it makes me feel like I'm about to die. I always find them but I've had some pretty close calls in the past.
So yeah moshing they didn't understand.
'So this is something that you do for fun?' one of them asked.
Friday, December 13, 2013
HIGH STREET | BLOOD ORANGE
One of my struggles as an artists is that I often get caught up in the volume of things. We just live in a very LOUD time. A time where we're constantly having all these loud personalities thrown in our faces. We all try so hard to show people who we are in the most inorganic ways. I know I use to try so hard to show people that I was different. Because I worried that if I didn't speak loud enough people wouldn't hear me and if people couldn't hear me they'd never listen. But that just isn't true. And once I had that in my head I've slowly been able to appreciate the simplicity of things. The minimal and muted. The gentle and fragile. The mystery in the missing pieces or the secrets in the whispers and hushed voices. There's something magical about the quietness in things, the quietness in art. It's a thrill, to not have all the answers.
But it's an even bigger thrill having to search for them.
Also, I'd just like to give a shout out to Dev Hynes. Cupid Deluxe is so next level.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
So word on the street last June was that Pheobe Philo kept her Resort 2014 collection on the down low in hopes of keeping fast fashion retailers from knocking off most of her work. I don't blame her. Céline designs are a hot commodity these days and they often reach the sales floors of your neighborhood Zara far before actual Céline pieces reach high fashion boutiques. BUT AT LAST ITS ARRIVED! And after a very not so Céline Spring 2014 runway collection, we're finally graced with the Céline that we all know and love. Though I'm not saying that the Spring 2014 collection was bad; actually it was brilliant! But I know I'm not the only one who missed Pheobe Philo's clean lines, minimal color palette, tailored long coats, simple a line skirts, and baby blue button ups this past season.
Also, Nicole Pollard is slowly becoming my favorite runway model. She's been killing it these past couple seasons.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
So its been approximately 129483875 years since my last blog post. Which I think is a great sign! As much as I'd love to document more of what I'm doing on the interweb its also been really great to live and work in the real world. You guys it ain't so bad out here really! Things have been going really really well for me. It's my second round here in New York and I think I've got the hang of it. Things at work for me have really taken off. I'm very lucky to say that I'm able to make a living and pay all my bills by doing what I love each and everyday. I've been learning from all the mistakes that I've made while working and spend my days pushing myself to learn things on my own. For example, I had no idea how to use my camera or how to use it on 'Manual'. Which sounds silly but I've been shooting for the past 3 years in 'Auto' with the camera doing 50% of the work and its taken me a month of playing around with my camera in the studio while carrying out jobs for other people and shooting a ton of self portraits on my own time to now be able to have complete control and freedom with the tools that I'm using. I feel like I've been blind for the past 3 years and am now just being able to see. But apart from learning things on my own, I'm also surrounded by really inspiring people who have been extremely patient with me and have been teaching me everything they know. I've just been absorbing and learning so much lately I can almost physically feel it settle into my mind and my body. I wake up every morning feeling and knowing that I'm living and carrying out what one would call a fulfilling life.
Also to the people who say I'm very vague and haven't really explained what exactly it is I do here in New York: I work for this menswear brand in Brooklyn and I mainly take photos and product shots, occasionally work in the retail store, and do social media type things.
Friday, September 6, 2013
But seriously, Hedi Slimane. Designer? Check. Photographer? Check. Be the first to bring motorcycle jackets to the runway? Check. Creatively take over one of the greatest fashion houses? Check. Move a French brand to Los Angeles? Check. Have a photo blog? Check. Take obscure Southern California punk bands and make them internationally known? Check.
That last one especially. First The Garden now Cherry Glazzer.
If only all the cool kids that inspire him could actually afford his clothes. But thats a discussion for another time. Lets just enjoy all the pretty things.
......he does videos too. Lust over this baby doll dress and click play below.
P.S Part 2 isn’t that great so yeahhhh