Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Music: The Internet

When I find new music I like I get so excited!

I everything is so "me-too" on the radio, same producers making the same sounding songs, that when I can hear something new to my ears, it its literally orgasmic.

such a thing happened a few months ago when I was up watching Carson Daly and he featured this group called The Internet, which was an r&b offshoot of the rap collective Odd Future made up of female Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians. I just knew she was gonna rap, but she started singing and the sound that came out of her mouth I couldn't believe; soft, breathy vocals, plus real instrumentation and production, not just beat making. The sounds are in the vein of N.E.R.D, Dilla, Amel Larrieux,

I haven't been this excited since I found Robert Glasper.

I'm actually on the late bus today because the song I just heard called Give it Time is from 2012. No album for nothin. I love it. You will too.

Read about them and their influences here at stereogum.com

Friday, March 7, 2014

Vogue Netherlands - Basquiat Inspired Beauty Shoot

Imagery based on the famous artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, shot by Erwin Olaf, make up done by Topolino.

 I had to familiarize myself with his original work and look at his style and use of color so I could "get it"

The portrait is dead on!! I love it. Some of the other make up jobs could have employed more of his elements and compositions from his paintings. Still, this is great, and the kind of work that will set your portfolio apart from other photogs who might have similar concepts in it. Hell I might shoot myself as Basquiat.

Why does it seem like the European versions of fashion magazines seem to feature more people of color? Which is strange, considering the constant debate over the inclusion of people of color.

Read more about it at Huffington Post

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

John Schneider: Raw Emotions

I was amazed and touched by this story of actor John Schneider and how he chose to have his honest emotions captured by photographer Jeremy Cowart, after his official photo shoot for the OWN network soap opera show The Haves and Have Nots.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Artist Mixer 2014 - Studio10Two5

I attended the first ArtistsMixer of the year at Jasen Hudson's new location, Studio10Two5.

It always feels great to get out and meet other creatives, absorb some of the energy and get our minds off of this really cold weather we've been having.


Saw many familiar faces and usual suspects. Rhym, and photographers Aaron, Joseph Balestra, Samuel Eli, and the rarely seen Ronald Gray.

I had a chance to see Kris Johnson's new video project. I became a fan when  saw his work at the Dreaming Building.
I talked with the beautiful and talented Robin Lynette, whom I have wanted to shoot and work with. One of these days I'll get her to work her magic on my model, and argue to get her in front of my camera.

I managed to drag my road dog, Kharma, with me.

 So much talent in one place it was incredible!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Super Heroes and their Part Time Jobs

I love it when creative people do what they want to do and just let their imagination run wild.
"If super heroes had part-time jobs, what would they do? They might each go into something they are uniquely suited for.
Artist Chow Hon Lam (Flying Mouse 365) took that idea and ran with it in his series of illustrations called Part Time Job."

And the funniest one...

Thanks to neatorama