Archive for May, 2008

brazo con margaritas

May 30, 2008

sitting in the backseat of stu’s car yesterday on a way to a shoot for philly style, i came across his copy of the AIPAD guide. in it i saw this photograph by manuel alvarez bravo, brazo con margaritas (arm with daisies) id never seen it before, or any of his color work in fact. i am pretty sure i love it.

(photo by: manuel alvarez bravo, circa 1940)

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new coen bros. trailer

May 30, 2008

eh. i dunno. looks like they are going back to comedy which could go either way, big lebowski style or intolerable cruelty style. either way i do love a weird and kooky brad pitt.

sigurrosryanmcginley

May 30, 2008

via photoshelter…

sigur ros video

not really sure what to make of this collaboration between sigur ros and ryan mcginley. like most of mcginley’s work its beautifully photographed and has a carefree and wild vibe to it. kids running around naked in the woods, jumping off cliffs and whatever. the colors and textures are beautiful but is there anything under the surface? it just seems like a gap ad for the urban outfitters generation.

sigur ros recently put out an amazing dvd ‘heima’ that was a collection of live performances filmed in their native iceland. that dvd to me was a testament to their home and their people and how their music comes from their heritage and the landscape that surrounds them. this new video just seems kinda hollow, like ryan mcginley’s latest show ‘i know where the summer goes’ which on the surface looks like an incredible and honest portrayal of youth at its zenith. but when you read that these people in his photographs were hired models and he even had 3 assistants, it kind of loses its appeal and its strength.

i dunno. i dont really want to rant on other people’s work. i still think mcginley is an incredibly talented artist, and i love his work.

photoshoot

May 29, 2008

i am shooting jo stromgren tomorrow (thursday) for philadelphia live arts & philly fringe.

we are shooting at the 2nd mile thrift store in west philly. i dont really know what to expect or what i am going to do, but i am pretty excited about it.

work

May 27, 2008

assisting stuart goldenberg

sunday

May 23, 2008

james bidgood

May 18, 2008

via zoe strauss…

whoa! james bidgood!

on the move…

May 18, 2008

moving back to fishtown. please send me a post card, and/or correct your address books.

my new address is:

2135 east susquehanna ave. unit 1D, philadelphia, pa 19125 u.s. of a.

a little history

May 16, 2008

thanks to darren s. aka lord action wood. always dropping the knowledge.

ten commandments, this saturday @ the barbary.

from my notebook

May 14, 2008

(photo by: duane michals)