If you live in New York you will definitely see famous people regularly but its truly rare to see a Victoria Secret Supermodel in the flesh and one of my all time-favorites at that. Ladies and gentlemen, Alessandra Ambrosio was at Milk Studios and so was I. Thank You Based God. Enjoy the eye candy.
Photo by Rocky Li
“Sukezane’s Diary in Tokyo Maze”
Stylist Tomoki Sukezane p
Photography by Junji Hata.
Images : Editorial SOTOKOTO Feburary 2010 Issue
Large elaborate prints that blend art with clothing continue to be marched down the runways of Milan, New York and Paris. One collaboration that was ahead of the curve in this regard was between painter/printmaker Leonard Tsuguoharu Foujita and Jil Sander for the Raf Simons designed Spring/Summer 2010 season. These face prints sold quickly and now are increasingly difficult to come by on auction sites and message boards, be sure to hang on tight if you own pieces from this capsule colleciton.
Leonard Tsuguoharu Foujita Self Portrait
Mike in his Bushwick Studio.
Photography has always been essential to creating and maintaining the mythology of rappers. My friend Wilbert Cooper recently interviewed Mike Schreiber, a living legend in hip-hop photography, for VICE.
A young Lil’Wayne
As Wilbert describes him “Photographer Mike Schreiber’s camera must have something magical in it, because it seems like every young MC he shoots turns into hip-hop royalty. His body of work is littered with images of rappers captured right at the tipping point of a legendary career. He’s shot nearly every notable rapper, from a young 50 Cent to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, all frozen in time in his elegant black and white portraits. His images have been gracing the pages of all the major hip-hop publications like the Source and Vibe for years and in 2010 he published the gorgeous photo book True Hip-Hop, which features pictures and stories he’s gathered throughout his career.”
The Opening Reception for the Book is Tonight so if you’re in New York be sure to drop by and check it out. You can read the rest of the interview HERE
True Hip-Hop by Mike Schreiber: Opening & Book Launch
37 Main St.,
DUMBO Brooklyn, NY
6 PM- 9 PM
Kaya is a close friend of mine and the creative director of The Metaproject and Six Scents Parfums. He recently began creating his own short films and he shared this one with me today entitled ‘Theater on Canvas : The Pain in Pleasure.’ The short visceral film explores the impact of pleasure , repetition and sound on our memories.
You can follow Kaya on tumblr here.
Some snaps from the opening reception of ‘Do your thing’ at White Columns curated by Rub n Tug (Thomas Bullock and Eric Duncan) this past Saturday. The exhibition runs until July 14 and features work from the artists including Ryan McGinley , Gavin Brown, Aaron Bondaroff , Leo Fitzpatrick, Dash Snow , SK8THING and more.
“Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension. The state of ruin is temporary by nature, the volatile result of the end of an era and the fall of empires. This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time: being dismayed, or admiring, wondering about the permanence of things. Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.”
Highland Park Police Station
Classroom, St Margaret Mary School
United Artists Theater
Ballroom, American Hotel
The above images are from an exhibition entitled ‘The Ruins of Detroit’. The photographs are a collaborative effort between Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre shot over five years.
As described on the project’s website
Detroit, industrial capital of the XXth Century, played a fundamental role shaping the modern world. The logic that created the city also destroyed it. Nowadays, unlike anywhere else, the city’s ruins are not isolated details in the urban environment. They have become a natural component of the landscape. Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire.
Purchase the book here.
‘Happy Victims, You Are What You Buy’ by Kyoichi Tsuzuki
Seigensha, Kyoto, 2008. 178 pp., 85 color illustrations, 10½x8″.
Happy Victims is a photo book that profiles Japanese individuals who are obsessed with one particular designer. In the book collectors range from a Buddhist monk who visits his Tokyo condo filled with Comme des Garcons religiously once a month to an instructor at Bunka Fashion College who goes by the name “Maestro Margiela”. The caption underneath his portrait proclaims that he would rather eat out than risk infusing his clothes with cooking smells so he keeps only eardrops in the refrigerator and has never used the cooker.
The book is part of a large body of photojournalist work by Tsuzuki that includes his seminal work ‘Tokyo Style.’ Looking through Happy Victims sheds light on the sacrifices and eccentricities of the obessed Japanese fashion collector. Fashion often criticized for only highlighting the glitz and glamor of the runway; this book only strives to capture clothes in their most honest of settings : the home.
You can purchase a copy HERE
Music will be provided by Jaleel Bunton from TV on the Radio so it is sure to be a good time.There may still be time to RSVP to the address above if you would like take part.
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